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Once upon a time...

Füsun Onur - Once upon a time...
Retrospective monograh of the pioneer of Turkish contemporary and conceptual art, Füsun Onur.
Once upon a time..., a new installation conceived for the Pavilion of Turkey at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Bige Örer, exemplifies not just the artist's recent work, but the narrative and autobiographical elements that have characterized her art for more than half a century. A companion to the exhibition, this book is the most comprehensive monograph ever published on the artist. It details almost all of her works, and includes twenty-six new essay by leading figures in the international art world, as well as archival fragments and interviews.
Füsun Onur (born 1938 in Istanbul) began her art practice in the 1960s, producing works that what beyond the traditional confines of painting and sculpture, giving form to her art through instinct and intuition and creating a language beyond time. In the decades since, she has become a leading figure in Turkish contemporary art, both through her inclusion of everyday, ephemeral materials in her works and through her conceptual and minimalist approach. Her practice, which can be understood through the lens of feminist art history, draws on her private life and employs traditional and domestic media, such as weaving and textiles.
Edited by Bige Örer and Nilüfer Şaşmazer.
Texts by Ahu Antmen, Alev Ersan, Anna Boghiguian, Anne Barlow, Aslı Seven, Ayşe Erek, Bige Örer, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Chus Martinez, Defne Ayas, Deniz Gül, Fatih Özgüven, Gregory Volk, Hera Büyüktaşcıyan, HG Masters, Iwona Blazwick, İz Öztat, Kevser Güler, Leyla Gediz, Misal Adnan Yıldız, Murat Alat, Necmi Sönmez, Paolo Colombo, Rabia Çapa, Sally Tallant, Selim Birsel, Seza Paker, Tolga Tüzün.
published in June 2022
English edition
21 x 27 cm (hardcover)
256 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-6749-513-9
EAN : 9788867495139
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