Vasiyetimdir: İnci Furni

İnci Furni, Vanitas, as seen in the image, 2015.
If there are any retakes after I am no longer—
I try to take notes as much as I can about the processes of exhibition, non-exhibition—be it with or without objects. I talk about what I think—I photograph, draw, and write about the conditions. Here I also introduce how I relate to the feedback that I deem important. If there are any restagings of my work in the future, I would like them to be exhibited alongside these documents.

October 12, 2017
Last decision, Yenikapı-Yalova Ferry

Translated from the Turkish by Özge Ersoy

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İnci Furni (b.1976) is an artist based in Istanbul. Her works span a range of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, and site-specific installations. Her solo exhibitions include Where is Eros, Öktem & Aykut Gallery, Istanbul (2016); Vol. 1, Polistar, Istanbul (2014); and Same Thing Everyday, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna and Rampa Gallery, Istanbul (2013). Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions in many institutions, including Kyiv Biennial, Kiev (2015); Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (2013); EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam (2012); ARTER, Istanbul (2011); Istanbul Modern, Istanbul (2011); TBA21, Vienna (2010); and the Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2009).

Vasiyetimdir* is a publication project that aims to explore how art works will subsist over long periods of time. Art works live in artist studios, private collections, museums, storage spaces, or simply in memories. But how far do the artists want to control what happens to their works when they are no longer? How do they want to exert their control? We directed these questions to the artists we are in dialogue with. We are accumulating their answers through m-est.org.

*Vasiyetimdir is a Turkish phrase that can roughly be translated into English as “It is my will that…” The phrase holds a tint of the melodramatic, mixed with a sentimental flair.

Vasiyetimdir was conceived by Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Özge Ersoy, and Merve Ünsal.