Aslı Çavuşoğlu’s Red / Red (2015) explores the physicality of a colour to tell a story of coexistence and communality. She now brings her work to Doha for an almost 4 month exhibition at Mathaf.
Working in video, drawing, and installation, Çavuşoğlu’s work and research based practice has been exhibited around the world. Çavuşoğlu’s lives and works in Istanbul.
‘Aslı Çavuşoğlu’s Red / Red explores the physicality of a colour to tell a story of coexistence and communality. Delicate drawings are made on worn papers and handmade notebooks in two red inks: Armenian red, extracted from the endangered Armenian cochineal insect, and Turkish red, now used in the national flag.’‘As the patterns modernise from floral to geometric shapes, the resilience of each pigment as it transforms over time is also reflected. In the work, the Turkish red holds its colour while the Armenian fades, narrating the changing physical and allegorical links to national culture, identity, and memory.’
You can visit MATHAF ( Arab Museum of Modern Art ) from 22 MAY – 11 SEP 2016 . Info collated from Mathaf’s website.
Images by @Munira.Art