Schlanke Taille / Ince belli / Slim waisted
Exhibition: Author’s cabinet by Koray Ozgen at Museum der Dinge, Berlin.
March 21st – May 19th 2014 (Prolonged until July 21st 2014)
Opening talk with Koray Ozgen: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Fuat Ozgen collects objects and ephemera. A conversation with his designer brother Koray Ozgen initiated his passionate collection of slim waisted (ince belli) tea glasses. In the following years this led to a considerable accumulation of these vessels mostly used in Anatolia since early 20th Century.
In his author’s cabinet at the Museum of Things Koray Ozgen, living and working in Paris, does not just display this collection, but— via his brother’s collected objects — a regard.
He experiments with a classification based on various encounters and reflections on family, childhood flashbacks, popular culture and presupposed assumptions.
These cabinet contents are neither a history of an artifact nor a personal memory: Koray Ozgen invites the viewers to thread their way through craft and industry, personal and public, “beautiful” and “ugly”, original and appropriated.