As part of the Frieze Projects program at Frieze Art Fair London 2012, the Turkish artist Asli Cavusoglu presented the work Murder in Three Acts. Commissioned by Frieze Foundation and produced by Manifold Projects, the work was a real-time performance involving a professional crime drama crew and actors. Asli+Cavusoglu’s Murder in Three Acts was inspired by the representation of art in popular media, especially in tv crime series in which the artworks don’t solely exist in the background of the show, but become a essential part of the script: exhibitions function as crime scenes and art works act as murder weapons. VernissageTV had the chance to speak with the artist on the Preview day of Frieze Art Fair London 2012. In this video, AslÄ± í‡avuşoÄŸlu talks about Murder in Three Acts, her background and her work in general, and upcoming projects.
Asli Cavusoglu was born in 1982, she lives and works in Istanbul. Recent group exhibitions include: 11th Baltic Triennial of International Art, Tallin; Performa11, New York (both 2011); ‘Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome’, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin; ‘Fantasy & Island’, FRAC Corse, Corsica (both 2010); ‘This Place You See Has No Size At All’, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, and ‘Everyday Challengers’, Hisk, Gent, (both 2009). Asli+Cavusoglu is represented by NON Gallery, Istanbul.
Interview with artist Asli Cavusoglu at Frieze Art Fair 2012. London (UK), October 10, 2012.
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