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Arter – Space for Art

Envy, Enmity, Embarassment

Installation view of ERDEM TAŞDELEN’s Worrier, 2012, at Arter, Istanbul, 2013. 

Photo by Murat Germen. Courtesy Arter, Istanbul.


An ignoble triumvirate of emotions, “Envy, Enmity, Embarrassment” served as the title and thematic basis for Arter’s second annual exhibition of newly commissioned works, which addressed “social, cultural and political memory” through the three interconnected concepts. Though it may seem counterintuitive to address sociopolitical subjects from a psychological or emotional perspective, consider that in the debates over modern Turkish identity, the philosophical virtues of…

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