Özge Topçu questions the artificial structure of the Modernist “system” and the tools of propaganda such as family, individual, national identity, building, architectural construction, providing the credibility for this structure at the heart of her works. She investigates the visual history of these tools and architectural items and aims to create an obscure field of reality against the absoluteness of Modernism, making interventions on the contexts, spaces and extension of the work.
The spaces in “Alteration Depression” are encountered in various forms: sometimes as a notebook – consisting of textural records found in the surfaces of the buildings; sometimes as a dossier – where the window bays of a government office are cut; and sometimes various surfaces are integrated with each other – objects exchange their places and body parts transform into a location. The artist is inspired by Ankara, the origin of the first avant-garde Modernist architecture, and by the district of Kadikoy, where she lives in the midst of these interventions. Technically, she uses mixed media, assemblage, cut out, 3 dimensional works and installation as a whole to bravely exhibit the irony.
The gallery info: Rasimpaşa Mah. İskele Sok. 29/A Kadikoy / Istanbul
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