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THAT’S FUCKING AWESOME

:mentalKLINIK is an infamous artistic duo from Istanbul composed of Yasemin Baydar (*1972 ,İstanbul) and Birol Demir (*1967, Ankara) known for their reactionary form of an open laboratory to reinvent process, production, roles, conception and presentation. Starting their collaboration in 2000 the creative team began their creative factory that could walk on …. This exhibition presents for the first time the culmination of 10 years of activity, and is an introspective rather than a retrospective.

Like a discoball, this project shows a selection of their multifaceted approach on their universe. Resisting to the limitations of a single vocabulary or style, their world is a playful one full of hedonistic appeal which can be experienced as festive and glamourous but also surprising as one approaches to discover with a closer view an underlying violence suggestive of a bad trip after party or a creepy begining of the end. Their works shift between emotional and robotic attitudes. Is it fake or true, or could it all be about falsification. Does it have to do with Poker face attitudes or with the alchemy of changing lies into truth or fake into real?

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THAT’S FUCKING AWESOME
September17th – October 22nd, 2011
Curated by Jerome Sans
GALERİST, Istanbul Haskoy Yarn Factory

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