Salt Beyoğlu opens show on artist certificates
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Curated by Susan Hapgood and Cornelia Lauf, “In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art” opened on May 30 at Salt Beyoğlu is an exhibition of artist certificates. Running through August, the exhibition focuses on the little known territory of certificates that serve as deeds for artworks, legal statements, and fiscal invoices that can both embody the artwork itself and refer to it at the same time. The show is an attempt to reveal how roles have shifted and developed, as well as how the materials and content of art have changed. Ranging from the most official looking printed documents, with their imprimatur of institutionalization, to dashed-off notations that perform the same definitive function in constituting and defining the parameters of a given artwork.