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Afro Kismet Installation, Pera Museum Istanbul (2017)

Mother Africa
Iznik Tile panel ‘
Mother Africa’, Pera Museum Istanbul. Part of the 2017 Istanbul Biennial. Design by American artist Fred Wilson (New York, 1954). Hand Decorated Iznik tiles with ‘Mother Africa’ in Arabic calligraphy. The panel is part of Afro Kismet (2017), an installation that considers representation of Afro-Turks in the history of the Ottoman Empire.

Panel specifications: width 705 cm, height 329 cm (tile size 235 x 235 mm)

Black is Beautiful
Iznik Tile panel ‘
Black is Beautiful’, Pera Museum Istanbul. Part of the 2017 Istanbul Biennial. Design by American artist Fred Wilson (New York, 1954). Hand Decorated Iznik tiles with ‘Black is Beautiful’ in Arabic calligraphy. The panel is part of Afro Kismet (2017), an installation that considers representation of Afro-Turks in the history of the Ottoman Empire.

Panel specifications: width 705 cm, height 329 cm (tile size 235 x 235 mm)

About Fred Wilson
American Artist Fred Wilson (New York, 1954) is well known known for his conceptual art work. Wilson gratuated at the Music & Art High School in New York. ‘Wilson’s unique artist approach is to examine, question, and deconstruct the traditional display of art and artifacts in museums. (source: Wikipedia). He has received several grants and awards for his work, including the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship “genius grant” (1999) and the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award (2003).

About Pera Museum Istanbul
Founded in 2005, Pera Museum Istanbul is a private museum founded by the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation. The museum offers a wide range of culture and art services.

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