Ahmet Ogut & Huib Haye van der Werf
09.05.2012 - 09.05.2012
Ahmet Ogut, Huib Haye van der Werf
The Turkish artist Ahmet Öğüt produces pseudo-documentary work which is often humorous and incisive. He investigates the patterns of social and public mouvements in urban environments and creates situations that focus on the tension between the standard presentation of history and its more personal and fragmented reconstructions. Öğüt takes the socialist history of Ghent as the starting point for his contribution to TRACK, which is entitled ‘The Castle of Vooruit’. Öğüt is sending up a gigantic helium balloon in the shape of Magritte’s floating rock, launched near the Vooruit Arts Centre.
Recent and future (solo) shows are a.o. Ahmet Ögüt, Protocinema/Itinerant, New York (US) Or whistle spontaneously, Delfina Foundation, London (UK) Modern Essays 1: Across the Slope, SALT, Istanbul (TR) Once upon a time a clock-watcher during overtime hours, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome (IT) Stones to throw, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (PT), Moving for Wards Counting Back Wards, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City (MX), TRACK, S.M.A.K., Ghent (BE) Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago (US), 5th Bucharest Biennale, Bucharest (RO).
Huib Haye van der Werf studied Art History at the University of Amsterdam and completed the Curatorial Training Programme De Appel, Amsterdam. He is curator for SKOR, Stichting Kunst en Openbare Ruimte and writes reviews for On-Line Critics Picks reviews Artforum Magazine.