İhsan Oturmak Two-Headed

İhsan Oturmak Two-Headed

İhsan Oturmak Two-Headed 150 150 Öktem Aykut

February 16 – March 30, 2024

İhsan Oturmak’s new one person exhibition Two-Headed is at Öktem Aykut from February 16th until March 30th, 2024. The opening reception will take place on Friday, February 16th, between 6:30pm and 8:30pm.

Oturmak’s first solo exhibition in five years presents new expansions in the subjects that form the basis of the artist’s production. Oturmak’s unique dark humour, the most defining aspect of his language, can equally and as strongly be observed in his painting series, installation and video works.

The series Two-Headed, which gives its name to the exhibition, presents a new phase in Oturmak’s inquiries into vehicles, especially state vehicles for private service. These vehicles, as representatives of political power, depict an indecisive and helpless existence especially in situations that require immediate action. The vehicles that are supposed to lead a rescue mission in the event of a disaster, are too far removed from their core purpose to determine which direction to move towards. The installation Autonomous Taxi, which is the centerpiece of the series, engraves onto our minds this stressful and inefficient existence in an unforgettable hyperbole.