Cevdet Erek / Ahmet Öğüt

Ahmet Cevdet Bey’s Cloth Hanger

Ahmet Öğüt (b. 1981 in Diyarbakir, lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin) consistently finds – mostly in collaboration with project partners from different contexts – unique and humorous ways of dealing with pressing political issues. His frequently installation-based works in public space aim at shifts in perception. Together with the artist, architect and musician Cevdet Erek (b. 1974 in Istanbul, lives and works in Istanbul), Öğüt produced a work for Neuer Berliner Kunstverein inspired by their first collaborative project Ahmet Cevdet Bey Presents Tunnel of Fear (2011) – in which the two artists merged to make up one fictional person, the alchemist Ahmet Cevdet Bey. In a site-specific installation in Copenhagen with peculiar objects by street vendors from Istanbul, Bey invited to come on a journey into a grotesque world in which loneliness, exclusion and alienation as well as questions of the global economy were addressed. The Edition Ahmet Cevdet Bey’s Cloth Hanger (2018) – a handmade double coat hanger – also emerged from the collaboration of the two artists. Ahmet Öğüt’s works were recently shown at, among others, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main (2018); Witte de With, Rotterdam (2017); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); ZKM, Karlsruhe (2016); Kunsthalle Vienna (2015). Cevdet Erek’s works were presented at, among others, Biennale of Sydney (2016); MAXXI, Rome (2014); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014); Sharjah Biennial (2013); Documenta, Kassel (2012); SALT, Istanbul (2012); New Museum, New York (2012); Istanbul Biennial (2011); Tate Modern, London (2011).



Ahmet Cevdet Bey’s Cloth Hanger
2018, wood, metal, varnish, 23 x 70 x 1 cm, edition of 5 + 2 AP, certificate
2.600 euro member, 2.900 euro non-member