Once Upon a Time a Clock-Watcher During Overtime Hours
The catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition by Ahmet Ogüt Once upon a time a clock-watcher during overtime hours, 30 April – 23 July, 2011 at Fondazione Giuliani per l’arte contemporanea.
The catalogue includes a special project by Ahmet Ogüt and two critical texts by Bruce Ferguson and Adrienne Drake.
In Once upon a time a clock-watcher during overtime hours, Ogüt’s solo exhibition at the Fondazione Giuliani, the artist moves his practice in a new direction, using an art collection as source material. Ogüt has selected works by Marina Abramovic, Giovanni Anselmo, Carl Andre, Mircea Cantor, Peter Coffin, Cyprien Gaillard, Joseph Kosuth and Sislej Xhafa from the Giuliani Collection to create “atmospheres” or interventions around each work which call attention to the characteristics of the works themselves, while also appropriating them to create multi-layered narratives with an open trajectory to generate and expand upon new meanings. While paying homage to the works by these artists, Ogüt questions also authorial originality and intentionality. Interspersed throughout the exhibition spaces are a body of artworks by the artist himself, several of which have been produced specifically for the show. These works underscore Ogüt’s continuous interest in time, sociological structures and mechanisms of surveillance and control.
This catalogue is published in conjunction with the Ahmet Ogüt’s exhibition Once upon a time a clock-watcher during overtime hours, Fondazione Giuliani per l’arte contemporanea of Rome, 30 April – 23 July 2011, curated by Adrienne Drake
Format: 19 x 27 cm
Edition of 1,000 copies
Texts by: Bruce Ferguson, Adrienne Drake
Published by NERO