Nasan Tur


Nasan Tur, Shadow, 2023

Nasan Tur, Shadow, 2023

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Nasan Tur explores the political and social conditions that define our times. His works are experimental arrangements that draw attention to ideologies, social norms and behavioural codes and expand our options for individual action. To this end, he examines statements, gestures and images found in the media or in the public space and distils them into miniatures reflecting current social crises and discourse. In particular he asks how we are influenced by established role models and what drives us, in the light of oppression, powerlessness and manipulation, to break out from these boundaries and change the social paradigm.

For his show at the Berlinische Galerie, Tur has produced new works that address the exercise of power and rationales for its legitimation. Why do people kill? How much violence do we harbour within us and under what circumstances is it triggered? The visual impact of Tur’s spatial arrangement conveys ambivalent attitudes to death and life. The elements range from a confrontation with inner demons to interviews with hunters about the act of killing and a respectful mise-en-scène of lifeless animals.

  • All the explanatory exhibition texts are available in German and English.
  • The exhibition contains no information in Easy German.
  • The exhibition contains no information in German Sign Language.
  • Some outreach events are held in or with German Sign Language.
  • The exhibition features an installation with sound. The sounds in the installation can be heard in all sections of the exhibition.
  • Assistive listening is not supported by induction systems or neck loops.
  • The video installation has English subtitles.
  • There is step-free access to the exhibition.
  • Most of the exhibits and explanatory texts can be seen and read from a seated position.
  • In this exhibition there are stuffed animals lying on the floor without marked boundaries.
  • There is one seating. Wheelchairs and folding stools can be borrowed free of charge from the cloakroom.
  • To protect the works in the exhibition limited use is made of bright illumination. Most of the exhibition texts are designed with strong contrast.
  • German panel texts are available as a large-print brochure that you will find at the entrance to the exhibition.
  • The exhibition contains no tactile floor guidance and no touch models.

Do you have any other questions about accessibility? Andreas Krüger, officer accessibility and inclusion, will be happy to answer them via e-mail or via phone +49 (0)30-789 02-832.


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Nasan Tur (*1974 in Offenbach) lives and works in Berlin. He has shown at events such as documenta14, the 10th Istanbul Biennial and the 6th Taipei Biennial and at many institutions, including the Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin and Maxxi Museum in Rome. In 2012 he was awarded the Will Grohmann Prize by the Academy of Arts in Berlin and in 2014 he held a residency at the Villa Massimo in Rome.

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