anny and sibel öztürk

frankfurt

Anny Öztürk and Sibel Öztürk are sis­ters and have been work­ing togeth­er since 2000. The migra­tion back­ground of their fam­i­ly, which spans sev­er­al gen­er­a­tions and extends from Turkey to Roma­nia to Ger­many, has con­tributed to the fact that both of them feel root­ed in more than one cul­ture. Mem­o­ries and sto­ries are asso­ci­at­ed with more than one place, and some­times it is pre­cise­ly this inter­sec­tion of places and cul­tures that com­pletes the pic­ture of home.

 

“home to us can be many things beyond a par­tic­u­lar loca­tion. It can be a ray of light, a smell, a musi­cal piece. Most impor­tant­ly, how­ev­er, it is linked to mem­o­ries. Those that we have col­lect­ed in our life­time as well as those bestowed upon us in the form of fam­i­ly narratives.”

 

For the home.frankfurt.telaviv project, the artists intend to sim­u­late a lock­down and relo­cate their artis­tic activ­i­ties to the liv­ing room, among sofa, arm­chairs, tables, stools, and floor. Using house­hold items as work­ing mate­ri­als, they will make col­lages from books and mag­a­zines, cre­ate three-dimen­sion­al sculp­tur­al col­lages from kitchen appli­ances, and paint onto the car­pets and floors.

Foto: Har­ald Schröder

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