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2023 Viẓon, 2013
A vision of Turkey in 2023 as the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic. The pieces that make up the exhibition utilise maths and symbols to imagine a future disconnected from the past by the loss of language/alphabet – as occurred with Atatürk’s language and alphabet reforms. All that is left is the common currency of money.
The works are a comment on the current political climate and the desire of the present leaders for a post-Kemalist, perhaps neo-Ottoman/neo-Caliphate, future for Turkey. At the same time the exhibition holds out the promise of a more pluralistic future while highlighting the fragile nature of the democratic process.