1st – 24th May 2003
Anna Schwartz Gallery
“Mutlu Çerkez … makes work that anticipates the works he will make at a future date. The only condition governing these works is the possibility of their being remade in a new format — the content will remain exactly the same. Once this idea is established, the apparent disunity of Çerkez’s materials (paintings, music equipment, video, etc.) is reconciled as a forceful and coherent practice.” Michael Graf, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, 2000
Mutlu Çerkez’s latest exhibition of new works includes a wall frieze and a series of paintings. The wall frieze lists the artist’s name and a series of dates in the future. The works, including Untitled: 14 November 2009, will be revisited in the future, at a time corresponding to the date in the work. This process is evident in the two paintings Untitled: 11 April 2003, 1988 and Untitled : 11 April 2003, 2003. Here we can view Çerkez’ process, whereby he has kept the appointment set for himself, creating a new work reflecting on the earlier piece.