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Haro Cümbüşyan

Analytic Interventions

by HG Masters

Portrait of Haro Cümbüşyan. Photo by Yalçin Yener. Courtesy Haro Cümbüşyan.

Just off Istanbul’s central Taksim Square, at the top of the street that curves down toward the Dolmabahçe Palace, is a small space with two glass walls facing the street. In June, hanging in this 12-square-meter room was a single framed sheet of paper, with a small hole burned in its center, an untitled 1976 piece by Rome-based Jannis Kounellis, from the Collezione Ramo in Milan, which only acquires works on paper by 20th-century…

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