"They named a brandy after Napoleon, they made a herring out of Bismarck,and Hitler is going to end up as a piece of cheese."



Videoart at Midnight #116: Ahmet Ögüt, big cinema hall
Eintritt frei | admission free

Ahmet Öğüt’s performances, films, photographs and installations are light on their feet. They are works that combine the private with the public and only unfold their critical potential on closer inspection. Behind the apparent serenity lies a thoroughly serious, analytical view of one’s own political, social and cultural environment. Their shortcomings are exposed, but at the same time they give rise to new ways of seeing and dealing with things. Thus, Ahmet Öğüt’s works often contain a spark of humour, a positive light-heartedness towards one’s own reality, which can be shaped in many ways.

Ahmet Öğüt will show:
Things We Count, 2008, 6 min
Art Works Made At Home, 2020, 26 min
The Missing T (EnSubt), 10 min
Artists Making Musik, 2021, 17 min
Workers Ordinary Day, 2019, 3 min

Ahmet Öğüt (*1981, Diyarbakir, Turkey) studied fine arts at Hacettepe University Ankara and Yildiz Teknik University Istanbul. From 2007-08 he was a scholarship holder at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. He is currently a Guest Professor at Universität der Künste Berlin, at Institute for Art in Context. Öğüt lives and works in Amsterdam, Istanbul and Berlin.

pic: ‘The Missing T’, 2018, single channel video, 10’04”, Commisioned by AKI AORA

Wir freuen uns Euch zu sehen | we are looking forward to seeing you
Herzliche Grüße | best regards
Ivo Wessel, Olaf Stüber

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