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Vahap Avşar

(Re)Circulation Problems

By HG Masters

SIFIR-CYPHER, 1991, welded tin cans, 209 x 209 x 16 cm. Photo by Reha Arcan.

All images in this article, unless otherwise noted, are courtesy the artist and Rampa, Istanbul.

The idea came to Vahap Avşar on an August afternoon in 1996, when he was sitting alone in a studio on West 26th Street in New York, overlooking the Hudson River. He was broke, and the video production company, Two Tsunami Productions, which he and his partner, artist Lexy Funk, had opened six months earlier was…

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