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Perfect Lovers | 2008 | Two Euro and One YTL coins

Perfect Lovers

Perfect Lovers takes its name from Felix Gonzalez Torres' famous piece showing two wall clocks working in perfect unison. Ahmet Ogut also presents two circular objects that are almost identical. Two legal tender coins, one of two euros with validity throughout Europe, and another of one Turkish lira, which is worth approximately half of its European counterpart. They are surprisingly similar and not confusing the two requires special attention. In this way, he again proposes the contrast between two political and social realities which monopolize a good part of current global, political debate.

Ferran Barenblit