pop-ups, 2018

decor flange, dimensions variable

Having destroyed the local neighborhood culture in cities, the housing estate aesthetic lead to the standardization of the balcony railing. These extremely kitsch décor elements proliferated like an epidemic, appearing on the railings of apartments, metro stations, and public buildings. And then these flanges were “planted” in the middle of the exhibition space like freshly sprung grass, similar to all of those construction sites devastatingly erasing lives of dwellers.

Installation view; Ark Kültür, Istanbul
photos: Barış Gültürk