Turkey’s video artist gives work to Salzburg
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
While Museum of Modern Art Salzburg bought Özgür’s video “Testament or Ten Commandments,” Pompidou Museum bought one edition of the same video.Paris Pompidou Museum and Museum of Modern Art Salzburg added video work of Turkish artist Ferhat Özgür to their permanent collection.
Özgür is represented in Turkey by Gallery CDA Projects.While the Museum of Modern Art Salzburg bought Ferhat Özgür’s 2009 video “Testament or Ten Commandments,” Pompidou Museum bought in addition one edition of the same video, the 2009 work titled “Metamorphosis Chat,” which was exhibited at the sixth Berlin Biennial.
Özgür was invited for an artist presentation at “Prospective Cinema” organized at Pompidou Museum as a side event of the exhibition titled “Dance Through Life.” Curated by Christine Macel, the exhibition will run through April. In his artist presentation, Özgür will screen his 2008 video work titled “It’s Time To Dance Now” and will speak about his works.
The artist, who has been invited to various international exhibitions recently, has seen his works added to Zabludowiczs Collection in London and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo collection in Italy.
Özgür’s “Testament or Ten Commandments” will be on display at Museum of Modern Art Salzburg in March.