Kutlug Ataman (Kutluğ Ataman)

Kutlug Ataman poster


23rd Ankara International

Film Festival 2012

Screened to accompany

Mesopotamian Dramaturgies

at ARTER/Istanbul 2011

Kutlug Ataman (Kutluğ Ataman)


A documentary film directed by Metin Çavuş and produced by The Institute for the Readjustment of Clocks. The film documents Kutluğ Ataman's artistic production using a retrospective approach. It elucidates his works through his own words and with commentaries by curators, art institution directors, art historians and critics familiar with his production. Many have collaborated closely with the artist and have witnessed the construction of artistic production spanning 15 years. The film also includes excerpts from artworks and footage from installations of the works.

Interviews with: Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Emre Baykal, Curator / Exhibitions Director, ARTER, Istanbul, Stuart Comer, Curator (Film), Tate Modern, London, Levent Çalıkoğlu, Chief Curator, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, T.J. Demos, Art Historian and Critic, London, Fulya Erdemci, Curator / Director SKOR, Foundation for Art and Public Space, Amsterdam, Vasıf Kortun, Director of Programs and Research, SALT, Istanbul, Glenn D. Lowry, Director, MoMA, New York, Jessica Morgan, The Daskalopoulos Curator, International Arts, Tate, London Cristiana Perrella, Independent Curator, Rome

Installation footage from: MAXXI - National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome, May 2010, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, November 2010, ARTER, Istanbul, April 2011, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, August 2011, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, September 2009, Artangel at the Sorting Office, London, March 2005, Serpentine Gallery, London, February 2003 Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen, October 2001

Excerpts from: kutluğ ataman's semiha b. unplugged (1997), Women Who Wear Wigs (1999), Never My Soul (2001), The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read (2002), 99 Names (2002), 1+1 = 1 (2002), It's a Vicious Circle (2002), Twelve (2004), Küba (2004), Stefan's Room (2004), Paradise (2006), Turkish Delight (2007), Testimony (2008), fff (2009), Beggars (2010), Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (2008), Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / Column (2009), Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / Dome (2009), Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / English as a Second Language (2009), Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / Frame (2008), Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / Journey to the Moon (2009), Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / Pursuit of Happiness (2009), Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / Strange Space (2009)

Resources: The Institute for the Readjustment of Clocks

Director: Metin Çavuş

Length: 110 minutes