Nasan Tur’s work is often performative and addresses current issues of politics, history and the future of our society in an ironic and critical manner. He examines our coexistence and the behaviour of different people. He documents and provokes at the same time. Nasan Tur plays with words. As in “Variationen von Kapital” (variation of capital), a work in which a computer programme devised 41,000 ways to write the word “capital”, which always sounds the same phonetically. In doing so, he stripped the word of its weight, dissolved it and bestowed it with something playful and light.
For “Rohkunstbau”, and relevant to the theme “revolution”, Nasan Tur presents his photo work “Time for Revollusion” in which the artist can be seen spraying these words in red lettering onto a white wall. The call for revolution is common in the media, whether as a book title, song lyric or as graffiti – variations of this catchphrase can be found everywhere. By misspelling the word “revolution”, which is easily overlooked at first glance, the artist reveals a new way of looking at this phrase. He presents a naïve, innocent and also humorous approach to a topic that is readily overloaded by the media.
Nasan Tur is currently a fellow at Villa Massimo in Rome.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
2014 NASAN TUR, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
NASAN TUR, Kunsthal 44 Moen, Askeby, Denmark
2013 NASAN TUR / At your own..., Blain/Southern Gallery Berlin, Germany
2011 NASAN TUR - BREAKING RECORDS - Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
2009 NASAN TUR – Frischzelle, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
2014 Photography Challenges History, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
2013 WALL WORKS, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
10 Jahre Lentos, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria
Rethinking Modernity - Istanbul Modern, Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey
Farbe bekennen, MARTa Museum Herford, Herford, Germany
Artists Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom