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Ed. 3/7 + 2 APs It is acquired in permanent collections of Musée de l’Elysée and Odunpazarı Modern Museum. The work is currently available framed. Please allow 1-2 weeks for printing. Public Intimacy is a series of five photographical tableau that pursues ceremonial order of traditional Turkish wedding ceremony. Recalling the spectacle aesthetics of Ottoman manuscript illustration, that is commonly known as Miniature Painting, this work applies meticulous depiction quality in elaborately collaged photographic imagery. As each piece in the series represents an ultimate composite of both taken and found images, all figures are slight variations of two figures; one male, one female, whose faces are shot separately and juxtaposed digitally on various postures, to embody eclectic stereotypes. The series starts with Bridal Bath scene, a tradition in which bride is bathed in front of her in-laws and ends up with Wedding Night, that culturally functions as a ritual of losing virginity. The overall sexual aggression is exposed on the central scene, an explicit carouse, titled Illegitimate, that is surrounded and contradicted by Votive of bride and Prayer of groom. Juxtaposing private and public, this project seeks to explore paradoxical codes of social affirmation, that is evolved around fantasized female virginity and heteronormative image of male."

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Archival pigment print


31.50 x 22.00 x 0.05 in | 80.01 x 55.88 x 0.13 cm

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