VACD Exhibition: New Elementarism-Özdemir Altan FASS Art Gallery


Art consists of the togetherness of concepts, origins, structures and logic different
from each other.

In order to verify this reality in an extreme point of practice I had to bring things
together that are entirely alien to each other. But it was a fact that the things that
were the most unfamiliar to each other resulted from a coincidental togetherness.

"After a few trials 1 chose the theme 'the maps1 because they were the most uncontrolled
and completely coincidental subjects.

First I paint all around the subject, then I cut the districts made from plywood from the
map, and distribute them to amateurs, professional painters, and children, and tell them
to do 'whatever they wantr. Then I collect them back, and mount them on the map again
according to the numbers on their back , And I never interfere with them.

As a result, ail through history, painters were seeking the so charmed coincidence with
consciousness, and finally finding it.

I let the coincidence absolutely free.

Özdemir Altan

Coordinator : Yağmur Altan
Assistants : Nihan Somay
             Sedef Aydoğan

Curator: Wieslaw Zaremba