The Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin retrospective exhibition, titled "Demokratik Lüks" (Democratic Luxury), will open on Sept. 2. The exhibition that studies the thought processes of Alptekin by including selected drawings, sketches and notes from his archivewill run until Oct. 14. Alptekin contributed to cultural production not only as an artist but also as a philosopher, academic, writer and curator.
The exhibition will be co-organized by Rampa and the Museum of Modern Art in Belgium, Antwerp and will be displayed at both venues. This comprehensive retrospective brings Alptekin's works that were produced before the new millennium and in the last 10 years together. The display features photographs, sculptures, installations, neon texts, videos and collages that the artists has produced since the early 1990s.
"Demokratik Lüks" includes Alptekin's co-initiatives with the Bunker Research Group, the Barn Research Group (BRG) and other artists. Moreover, the artist's works stand out with Alptekin's study of the "Sea Elephant Travel Agency," which is about establishing a floating laboratory on the Black Sea that stands out as the artists intends to contribute to critical discussions and artistic exchanges by following the same route that Jules Verne followed in his "Keraban the Inflexible."