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On The Path of Vooruit Universe - The-starting-line

On The Path of Vooruit Universe - The-starting-line, 2012 - Ahmet Ögüt

On The Path of Vooruit Universe - The-starting-line, 2012

Ahmet Ögüt  

45 x 26 cm / 17.72 x 10.24 inch
Edition of 60 copies, signed and numbered by the artist

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  • Medium: mat color photo print glued on cardboard
  • This work is unframed
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about this work

On The Path of Vooruit Universe; the-starting-line (2012) was part of a portfolio that was produced on the occasion of the major international group exhibition TRACK held in Ghent in 2012, which Ogut participated.

The edition is a photograph taken during a performance with 7 cyclists, which was held on the opening night of TRACK at the most famous velodrome of Ghent.
TRACK was organized by S.M.A.K., Ghent

about Ahmet Ögüt

Ögüt’s output over the last years spans video, gallery-based installations, site-specific sculptures or long-term pedagogical programmes. In his practice, which always responds to a specific socio-political context (often concerning his native country Turkey or the Netherlands, where he has been based for the past several years) he is both poetic and pedagogical. Through this practice, he tries to emphasize that the language of art always has political implications.

Ögüt constantly aims to engage audiences and debates outside the field of art, understanding that artistic thinking can be best deployed when it steps outside its own frames of reference. Other facets of Ögüt’s practice draw on metaphors, reenactments or interventions that show a more playful approach to the subjects, histories and contexts he wishes to address. All of the artist’s interventions invite us to think about the role of art in questioning and unsettling accepted givens. As such, Ögüt’s approach manifests the fact that art has the capacity to make us ‘imagine the world otherwise’.

A selection of Ahmet Ögüt’s solo exhibitions include Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Kunsthalle, Lisbon; Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig; Kunsthalle, Basel; Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana; and Museum Villa Stuck, Munich. His work has also been shown in numerous group exhibitions including Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei; 13th Biennale de Lyon in 2015; 19th Biennale of Sydney in 2014; ICA, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; MCA, Chicago; and the Bucharest Biennale 5 in 2012.

Among others, his work is represented in several public and private collections, including Sammlung Goetz, Munich; FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque; Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis; KIASMA, Helsinki; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; and Fondazione Giuliani, Rome.

You can view more works by Ahmet Ögüt in his own website.

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