Vahap Avşar in conversation with Merve Ünsal
Category Archive: on artists
I only saw photographs of Cengiz Çekil’s Exhibition / Installation (Şantiye Sanat Galerisi, İzmir, 1994). The altars and grave markers in Tanned Jackets and Winners—two works from this exhibition—, I feel, are predecessors to the body of work Northern Forests by KABA HAT, the artist collective that I’m part of.
In translating Kemal’s metaphorical story into its literal substances, Çekil reveals how the desire to make myths is not extraordinary or divinely inspired.