Ahmet Öğüt

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Intern VIP lounge

2013 - 2016
Intern VIP lounge is an exclusive space for all the
unpaid interns working at the art fairs, galleries and museums.


Intern VIP Lounge abolishes the frontiers between museum, academy, workplace, leisure area and space for artistic production in favour of a dynamic collective learning process based on sharing and social liberation. Containing precious vintage museum furniture and a selection of works from the collection never yet shown to the public, this very special area gives rise to a new socio-economic model of the museum emancipated from all traditional hierarchies.

First version of Intern VIP Lounge was an exclusive space for all the
unpaid interns working at the art fair and at the galleries
in Dubai. Only these volunteers, after registering at
the Intern VIP Lounge's information desk, was able
to access the lounge – an exclusive space that not
only provides a relaxed and entertaining ambience, but
also operates as a knowledge exchange space,
with a special programme of events, including meetings,
presentations and film screenings.
Intern VIP Lounge was initiated by Ahmet Ögüt.
Commissioned by Art Dubai Projects

Intern VIP Lounge talks were open to Intern VIP Card holders only.
Chocolate Fountain, Massage, Popcorn, Table Tennis Tournament, Snacks and Mocktails was provided.
Logo design by Future Anecdotes Design Studio, Istanbul



Intern VIP lounge, as part of Museum ON/OFF, Centre Pompidou, 2016 photo courtesy © Centre Pompidou, Hervé Véronèse, 2016

Intern VIP lounge is an exclusive space for the interns. Only the interns, after registering at the Intern VIP Lounge, had access to the space– an exclusive space that not only provides a relaxed and entertaining ambience, but also operates as a knowledge exchange space, with a special programme of events, including meetings, presentations and film screenings.