Ahmet Öğüt

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If you are a fan of doing the unexpected, and I am
2021

The words are taken from a longer statement by Grace Jones: “If you are a fan of doing the unexpected, and I am, then it is an advantage to be highly skilled at changing your mind. If you do not want to limit yourself, then be prepared to change your mind—often.”
Grace Jones, I'll Never Write My Memoirs (a very limited number of signed editions available in support Savvy Contemporary, other editions sold in support of OMUZ
 


Even Behind This Airspace - there is a smile tricking our brain into happy chemicals - dopamine - serotonin - endorphin - oxytocin
2020
 

 


Let’s imagine you steal this poster
2016

Let’s imagine you steal this poster (2016), a work on political activist, academic, and author Angela Davis, marks Ahmet Öğüt’s reaction against the gender-disproportionate number of male portraits on view in the hall of fame of Berlin’s Humboldt University, the institution from which Davis received her honorary Ph.D.



One ordinary happening' a version of Allan Kaprow's 'Fluids’
2015

In his approach to Kaprow’s Fluids, Ahmet Öğüt chose the theme of ice, the material used in the happening. He explores its transformation process – its physical and economic cycle. In this age of climate change, the image of melting ice has taken on a radical new meaning. With this in mind, Öğüt addresses how the basic material used in Kaprow’s happening continues to circulate after the happening is over.

The ice blocks used to create Fluids melted into 12,420 liters (roughly 3,281 gallons) of water. For his project, Öğüt is distributing the same amount of water in bottles with a label designed by himself. The bottles will be given away at different locations during the Berlin Art Week, among them SAVVY Contemporary, and are not only free artist editions, but also a call for us to enact our own version of One Ordinary Happening.

 
Filled With All Kinds Of Unidentified Artifacts           
2014
in support of Kunsthalle Lissabon


This area is under 23 hours video and audio surveillance
2009
Color print on aluminum plate 20.5 × 29 cm
Edition 30 + 2 AP
in support of Künstlerhaus Bremen

On the Road to Other Lands
2008
commissioned by Kunsthalle Basel
This work focuses on the German Bundesdruckerei in Berlin where securities are printed for various securities are printed for various nations. With this work Öğüt intends to initiate a discourse on the economics of power and the economics of paper.