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"Red/Red" but the Turkish artist XXx explores the physicality of color. The work was first presented during the 14th Istanbul Biennial.

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Aslı Çavuşoğlu’s Red/Red (2015) explores the physicality of a colour to tell a story of coexistence and communality. Delicate drawings are made on worn papers and handmade notebooks in two red inks: Armenian red, extracted from the endangered Armenian cochineal insect, and Turkish red, now used in the national flag. As the patterns modernize from floral to geometric shapes, the resilience of each …

Aslı Çavuşoğlu’s Red/Red (2015) explores the physicality of a colour to tell a story of coexistence and communality. Delicate drawings are made on worn papers and handmade notebooks in two red inks: Armenian red, extracted from the endangered Armenian cochineal insect, and Turkish red, now used in the national flag. As the patterns modernize from floral to geometric shapes, the resilience of each pigment as it transforms over time is also reflected. In the work, the Turkish red holds its colour while the Armenian fades, narrating the changing physical and allegorical links to national …

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Education City
Al Huqoul St
Doha, QA