Ahmet Ögüt – Informal Incidents

I do not believe that power is a perfectly functioning mechanism. Yes, power is everywhere but with its weaknesses and gaps. (Ahmet Ögüt)

Ahmet Ögüt’s quote sets the scene for the selection of works on display at the artist’s solo exhibition curated by Kerstin Winking and taking place in the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. The exhibition, entitled ‘Informal Incidents’, comprises photographs, videos, an installation and an auction; the common denominator in all the works on display is the desire for a departure from the norm. For instance, by scheduling an auction at SMBA, which normally is a non-commercial institution, Ögüt aims at pushing our minds open to new possibilities. Read more…