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Watchlist Artist: Nasan Tur

The directors of Blain|Southern are delighted to present Nasan Tur’s first solo exhibition with Blain |Southern Berlin, At your own____. The exhibition brings together works that explore the relationships between production and value, deception and truth, and the man-made systems that can manipulate and shape our perception of these areas. The artist considers the current socio-economic structures that exist within our globalised world, and the constructed modes of communication that mould our thoughts and responses to our contemporary environments.

Tur’s multidisciplinary practice incorporates sculpture, video, photography, drawing, performance and installation to investigate our social conditions and the individual’s mode of functioning within urban landscapes. Tur’s works often parody the politicised messages conveyed through protest, graffiti, newspaper images and the architectural fabric of a city, serving to deconstruct the effects of ideologies including Capitalism, Communism and Socialism.

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Nasan Tur, Exhibition Installation Image,  2013;  Photo: Christian Glaeser


More about Nasan Tur (b. 1974, Offenbach am Main, DE)

Nasan Tur’s work reflects the social conditions in which it is produced, often exploring political ideologies, subliminal messages, and the symbols of power and dissent that are present throughout the urban landscape.  An exploration of the tension between public action and inaction is intrinsic to his practice, with a participatory element often implicating the subjectivity or presence of the viewer. The boundaries of communication, as well as the tentative, or fragile nature of perception, are both driving forces behind the practice of the artist, and many of the situations that that he creates.

(text source: Blain|Southern)

Education: Hochschule für Gestaltung HFG-Offenbach, DE, 1995. Kunstakademie Städelschule Frankfurt, DE, 2000.

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(Image on top: Nasan Tur, Cloud no.1 – 7 March, 2011 Ra´s Lanuf, Libya, 2012, C-Print, 135 x 180cm; Courtesy of the artist & Blain|Southern Berlin)

Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 6/13/13

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