Mut­lu Çerkez: 1988 – 2065

Monash Uni­ver­si­ty Muse­um of Art

294 pages, 29.523.5cm
Pub­lished by: Monash Uni­ver­si­ty Muse­um of Art

Mut­lu Çerkez: 1988 – 2065 is an exhi­bi­tion and mono­graph that sur­vey the art and life of Mut­lu Çerkez, the Turk­ish Cypri­ot Aus­tralian artist who lived and worked in Mel­bourne until his untime­ly death in 2005. Çerkez was an influ­en­tial artist who, dur­ing his life­time, had a sig­nif­i­cant impact on the Aus­tralian and inter­na­tion­al art worlds. His work incor­po­rat­ed tra­di­tions of con­cep­tu­al art, min­i­mal­ism and mono­chrome paint­ing but made its own inter­nal log­ic its pri­ma­ry ref­er­ence point, while stren­u­ous­ly resist­ing a reduc­tion to any sin­gle style. Mut­lu Çerkez: 1988 – 2065 brings togeth­er the artist’s key remain­ing works loaned from pub­lic and pri­vate col­lec­tions across Aus­tralia as well as from the artist’s fam­i­ly. The accom­pa­ny­ing mono­graph fea­tures new­ly com­mis­sioned essays by Fran­cis Plagne, Max Delany and the exhibition’s cura­tors, and includes an illus­trat­ed cat­a­logue raisonné.