International Artist Ahmet Öĝüt Makes Midwest Debut at Laumeier

0
318

ST. LOUIS, MO.- Laumeier Sculpture Park presents Amsterdam-based artist Ahmet Öğüt in an exhibition of works from 2005-2010 in his first one-person exhibition in the Midwestern United States. The selection of works represents the range of Öğüt’s interests—from the creation, and destruction, of public space to the subtleties of the urban environment. Underestimated Zones, which opens October 23, will illustrate the breadth and depth of the artist’s exploration of the collective creation of shared space. Laumeier visitors will experience the artist’s sly humor as he probes and pokes at the boundaries of social barriers and cultural norms. The exhibition will feature still images, video and mixed media as well as a unique installation requiring Laumeier’s tile gallery to be covered in asphalt. The work, Ground Control, was originally installed in Berlin in 2008 and referred to the public percep