Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin: Incidents, Events, Circumstances, Accidents, Situations
In his work, Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin (born in 1957 in Ankara – died in Istanbul in 2007) dwelled upon issues of globalisation, which he perceived through the prism of ideas of the peripheries, inferiority and marginality. His artistic practice involved recording, gathering and processing images, dialects, signs and goods which circulate in the world. Cheap objects used by masses, amateur photography, advertisements, roadside architecture or third-rate design were interesting for him as expressions of hybrid, anonymous production of culture. Alptekin also documented inconspicuous events of everyday life, taking places at the periphery of attention.
The publication is a collection of essays, richly illustrated by reproductions of artwork and documentary photographs, as well as photos made during travels.
Publisher: Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź
Authors of essays: Ali Akay, Sezgin Boynik, Duygu Demir, Krzysztof Pijarski, Joanna Sokołowska
Editors: Joanna Sokołowska, Magdalena Ziółkowska
Graphic design and DTP: Grupa PROJEKTOR
Publishing coordinator: Ewa Jędrzejczak
Published in: 2013
Dimentions: 22,5 x 26,5 x 2 cm
Language: bilingual, Polish and English
Number of pages: 187
Illustrations: 100 (in color)
Publication accompanying the exhibition: „Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin: Incidents, Events, Circumstances, Accidents, Situations” which took place at Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź (15.11.2013 - 16.02.2014).