Apparent Spy

11 Sep 2017 – 25 Nov 2017

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Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm

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Istanbul, Turkey


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The human mind, for Duman, is the scariest weapon. His works generally hints at the ways in which people are the ultimate machine of war.


“Apparent Spy” is a play on words. It is, by definition, the reason used to justify war. This wordplay is typical to Duman’s work. Also typical are references to war and to that which is concealed or hidden. The human mind, for Duman, is the scariest weapon; it is the weapon most capable of manipulation and lies, and the weapon which masterminds all others. In his past works he aestheticized and abstracted bombs and guns and human bones, (as representative of the primal weapon), he made a oversized sculpture of a pointer finger, referencing the power and violence in accusations and allegations. In “Casus Belli” he delves further into a conceptual realm which alludes to the dehumanization of and caused by war. 

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Erdal Duman


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