People’s Park, 2015
Digital and lino print onto Somerset Photo Satin 300g
38.5 x 29.5cm
30 + 5AP
Standard price: £195 (unframed)
Chisenhale Friends’ price: £175.50 (unframed)*
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To accompany his exhibition, Happy Together: Collaborators Collaborating at Chisenhale Gallery, Ahmet Öğüt has produced a new limited edition artwork, People's Park (2015).
Öğüt’s work is rooted in the reality of everyday life and he uses the symptoms of social and political ideologies, systems and histories to produce ambitious projects that enact subtle shifts in perspective. He often employs humour to address complex issues, weaving loose narratives that connect collective memories, local histories and cultural identities.
People’s Park is a diptych based on archival imagery. The artist aligns a photograph from his personal archive of barricades built during the Istanbul revolt in 2013 alongside a lino print, hand made by Öğüt that depicts a demonstrator being pulled by a police dog.
Ahmet Öğüt (born 1981, Diyarbakir, Turkey) is a Kurdish artist living and working in Amsterdam and Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include Forward, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2015); Apparatuses of Subversion, Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenburg; Strategies for Radical Democracy, The Blackwood Gallery at University of Toronto (all 2014); and Fahrenheit 451: Reprinted, Checkpoint Helsinki (2013). He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale (2014); Performa 13, New York (2013); 7th Liverpool Biennial (2012); and the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011). Öğüt was artist in residence at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, 2007–2008, and at Delfina Foundation, London, in collaboration with Tate, 2012.