Volkan Aslan: Those Who Wear the Same T-shirt

Volkan Aslan’s Those Who Wear the Same T-shirt exhibition  will run between February 25th and March 20th 2010 at Pi Artworks Gallery 2. Those Who Wear the Same T-shirt  is a video installation based on the interviews with people wearing Turkish flag T-shirts.

 Since 2008,  Volkan Aslan opened exhibitions in  Italy (‘save as’, Triennial Bovisa Museum), Germany (Frankfurt – Weimar) and France (Strasbourg). This season he joined the exhibitions;  Reciprocal Visit  at Depo, ‘a question of stage’ in Manzara Perspectives and ‘Temporary Harassment’ with in Istanbul 2010 events. Aslan is one of the emerging young artist of Turkish contemporary art. Aslan will participate residency programs in London in March 2010 and in 2010-11 Munich, Germany.

 Video installation idea came up with the question of ‘What kind of a feeling?’ and emerged with many speeches with many people living in different cities.

 Ordinary, a warm summer evening. A crowded street. A man shorter than I am, is comings towards me, he has the same T-shirt on him, just like mine. I wonder if we are a like? 

 Aslan is curious about how different people in different geographies react to a “national symbol”, The Flag. Questioning this feeling, in his video installation Aslan leaves us in a gray zone of reality versus fiction. 

He is putting together video images that he filmed in different cities. Extending an adventure through the sameness of the differences this video work underlines concepts such as fiction, reality, sameness, differences, nation…

He is putting together video images that he filmed in different cities. Extending an adventure through the sameness of the differences this video work underlines concepts such as fiction, reality, sameness, differences, nation…