1 July, 5pm
The Model is delighted to welcome German artist Nasan Tur to Sligo for a summer residency. Tur will deliver an artist talk on July 1, and facilitate a special family day on July 15 at as part of the associated programme for Future Perfect, and exhibition of contemporary art from Germany.
Born in 1974 in Offenbach, Nasan Tur lives in Berlin. In humorous and subversive works he reflects on the relationship between the viewers of an artwork and the work itself in public space. At the interface of art and life, his works often invite viewers to take participatory action.
In 2006, Nasan Tur made a set of “Backpacks”, which is currently being exhibited in The Model as part of Future Perfect. These backpacks can be borrowed by exhibition visitors and used in public space as their wishes, demands, or needs dictate – for demonstrating or sabotaging, for public speaking, for a fan ritual, or just to cook something. Art leaves the museum and can be individually appropriated.