series of installations made only
out of kitchen utensils for Karaköy Lokantası
from March 2011 to December 2020.
Photos: Yıldırım Evren
LARGE GLASS1 The readymade is like a “quotation”. It is a new sentence that has departed from its original context. Through this act of translocation, it has abandoned its former meaning. The object and the sentence have been translocated both spatially and temporally. The web of personal choices, decisions, propositions and connections, which were deemed most important by Duchamp in the exploration of the artistic condition, determines the potentiality of an action as a work of art. Any object of everyday life is a quotation borrowed from real life. Through detachment from its original context and placement within another, it becomes a work of art that is not made but all the same authored by the artist. 2
1 Marcel Duchamp | “Marcel Duchamp, “The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)” 1915-1923.
2 Cem İleri | Cem İleri, Okurun Belleği [The Memory of the Reader], Istanbul: Everest, 2016, p. 195.