Mutlu Çerkez: 1988-2065

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Monash Univer­sity of Modern Art | MUMA Mel­bourne Un­til 14 April, 2018

MUMA show­cases the first sur­vey of the late Turk­ish Cypriot Aus­tralian artist Mutlu Çerkez (1964-2005), whose out­put in­cluded painterly self-por­traits, cover de­signs based on boot­leg LP sleeves (a trib­ute to Led Zep­pelin), an in­stal­la­tion fea­tur­ing live bees, and the min­i­mal­ist date works ref­er­enced in the ex­hi­bi­tion’s ti­tle. Çerkez added a fu­ture date to all his works in­di­cat­ing when they would be re­made – not nec­es­sar­ily in their orig­i­nal form, stat­ing that his most in­ter­est­ing works would be ‘the miss­ing ones – the ones dated af­ter I die.’

R.N.: 24 April 2029 from the se­ries ‘Make-up de­sign stud­ies for an un­writ­ten opera’, 1998, oil on can­vas, 54.5 x 36.5cm Pri­vate col­lec­tion, Mel­bourne

Pho­to­graph: An­drew Cur­tis

Cour­tesy Monash Univer­sity of Modern Art | MUMA, Mel­bourne

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