Artist Page — Sep 2, 2020
In the Presence of Absence, the bi-annual show of proposals for the museum collection, presents 23 artists (collectives). This artist page includes a text on the work and an artist contribution.
As well as questioning the positions museums are willing to take on matters of social inequality or other injustices, Bakunin’s Barricade generates a field of tension, especially against the backdrop of current global protests. Where do the artwork and the role of the artist begin and end? At the center of Öğüt’s work is a conviction that art can help to raise questions about the world around us and the established order, and where necessary, disrupt it.
Ahmet Öğüt’s (b. 1981) work encompasses video, photography, and installation. His work is exhibited in both the public space and in museums. After studying fine arts at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Öğüt went on to obtain his MA in art and design at Yildiz Teknik University in Istanbul. From 2007 to 2008 he was a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. His work has been exhibited at Kunstverein in Dresden, Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, and Centre Pompidou in Paris. Öğüt was one of the artists selected to represent Turkey at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009.
Extreme economic, social, political, transformative moments and social movements:
Moments and social movements that are intended to express serious public concern about social or political problems and are intended to bring about changes in public institutions or social relationships. Recent examples of such movements include protests in Seattle during the Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization in 1999, the protests following the presidential elections in Iran in 2009, the various Occupy protests beginning with Occupy Wall Street in New York in the US in 2011 and the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul in Turkey in 2013.
5.1 The Transferee agrees to loan the Barricade to third parties in order to be used as a barricade if these parties request this loan in the context of extreme economic, social, political, transformative moments and movements which engender high levels of public concern relating to fundamental human rights, including those defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
5.2 The Transferee agrees to negotiate with third parties on the inclusion of the Works of Art as part of the Barricade.