Bashibazouk Volume IV: "Nothing Human is Alien to me"

Bashibazouk Volume IV: "Nothing Human is Alien to me"

In this latest installment of the Bashibazouk series “Nothing Human is Alien to me"; the series title is a borrowed quote from Terence's most brilliant play "The Self-Tormentor" written in 165 B.C. This quote that latter in the 16th century adorned the beam of Montaigne's study is the key to opening the door of this collection of work. It is impartially to the nature of how we treat each other as well as our impact on our environment both physical as well as intellectual. It doesn't take a position, it doesn't preach, but there is world-weary energy to it, underlining that this human condition from which we are all suffering will continue until we are no more.
 
“Bashibazouk” takes its title from the term describing an alternative recruitment form of irregular soldiers in the Ottoman army that functioned as scouts in a war to destabilize the opposing army until the 19th century when they were disbanded for their disruptive behavior. In an attempt to re-visit the concept as a satire of the human condition in contemporary culture, the artists in the series were selected due to the un-submissive, exploratory, and risk-taking nature of their works. 
 
Previous installations of the Bashibazouk series featured the initial showings of works from such artists as Filliposs Tsitsapoulos, Ali Taptık, C.M. Kösemen, Yuşa Yalçıntaş and Deniz Üster.
 
Bashibazouks’  4th edition exhibits the works of Mehmet Güleryüz, Nathalie Mamboury, SENA, Can Pekdemir, Emin Altan, Çınar Eslek, Cemil Batur Gökçee and Lale Tara. 

Can Pekdemir, Cemil Batur Gökçeer, Çınar Eslek, Emin Altan, Lale Tara, Mehmet Güleryüz, Nathalie Mamboury, SENA

Bashibazouk Volume IV: "Nothing Human is Alien to me"

26 Nov - 28 Dec 2019

 

 

 

WORKS IN THE SHOW