Ahmet Öğüt: Exploded City / MATRIX 231

January 24–April 11, 2010

An imaginary metropolis constructed from models of buildings and vehicles that have figured in acts of violence and terrorism worldwide, Ahmet Öğüt's Exploded City engages the poetics and politics of space, architecture, and international relations.

  • Ahmet Öğüt: Exploded City, 2009 (detail); scale model buildings, vehicles, mixed materials; 169 5/16 x 189 x 63 in.; installation detail from Pavilion of Turkey, The 53rd Venice Biennale. Commissioned by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV).

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