Thursday, August 6, 2009

Special Edition Prints: Bahar Yurukoglu

Today's image comes courtesy of Issue 4 photographer and Special Edition print offerer Bahar Yurukoglu. The image (posted below) is part of Yurukoglu's series Museification. In the statement for the work, she explains:

"These images focus on the intimate narrative that unfolds in the preserved house museums of historical and cultural icons. I am interested in the transformation of the ordinary object, like a bar of soap or a pillow, to a priceless museum piece and the heavy history it is meant to symbolize. The preservation of a private residence into a public museum creates a space unlike any other, a space that can only exist at that moment in those four walls. By using documents, fragile memories, and a contemporary perspective historians and curators reimagine and memorilize a person and their private space. The personal relics and collected memorabilia anthropomorphize to create a haunting, transcendent and beautiful portrait. By photographing these houses I am exploring a temporal space between past and present, fiction and reality. My photographs look at the role of myth, absence, nostalgia, and memory as it relates to the retelling of history and the human experience."

"Martin Van Buren Had Red Hair"
© Bahar Yurukoglu

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