Parts 1 and 2 and 3

Salt Beyoğlu

January 14 – March 9, 2014

SALT Beyoğlu, Forum

Normalization Parts 1 and 2 and 3 Haluk Akakçe, Can Altay, Yetkin Başarır, Cevdet Erek, Leyla Gediz, Hatice Güleryüz, Gülsün Karamustafa, Bülent Şangar, Seçil Yersel, Neriman Polat, Osman Bozkurt, Köken Ergun, Esra Ersen, Erkan Özgen, Şener Özmen with additional contributions from Oğuzhan Genç, Aslı Kalınoğlu, Kutlu Gürelli, Sinem Kurultay


Normalization Parts 1 and 2 and 3 was commissioned as a site-specific intervention for the exhibition series Normalization that took place at Platform Garanti (now the Forum of SALT Beyoğlu) in 2005.

The work was formed in two consecutive installments, each time growing in depth and in dimension within the gallery space to produce condensed versions of the previous editions of the exhibition Normalization. By integrating versions of previous exhibits Altay attempted to establish a structure that reconfigured an exhibition in a single artwork. It was not only a condensation, or a documentation, but something other and new from its source.

The third installment shown here is a set of panels made for the Taipei Biennial 2010, that can be read as a layered document of the history of Platform. The work has travelled full-circle, having been created and transformed by the space it is now in once again.

2005 Normalization Part 1, “Art for…”, Platform Garanti
2005 Normalization Parts 1 and 2, “Normalization”, Platform Garanti
curated by November Paynter, Vasıf Kortun
2010 TB10: Taipei Biennial
curated by Tirdad Zolghadr, Hongjohn Lim, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.