MYSTIC TRANSPORT: GÜLSÜN KARAMUSTAFA AND KOEN THEYS
Mystic Transport is an exhibition project initiated through a chance encounter between two artists, Koen Theys and Gulsun Karamustafa. Both are very much intertwined with the city they live in, Brussels and Istanbul, and integrate visible and invisible materials and remnants from their immediate surroundings within their practice. Intrigued by religious parades, the hamam, war propaganda, gender issues and the entertainment industry, Theys and Karamustafa use these phenomena as starting points for their video work, installations and performances. In doing so, both artists sketch a critical portrait of the society and culture in which we live and reside, reflecting on cultural canons and differing socio-economic realities. Mystic Transport results in unique crossovers.
This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition MYSTIC TRANSPORT: Gülsün Karamustafa and Koen Theys, at the CENTRALE for contemporary art, from 29 October 2015 till 28 February 2016 and in ARGOS centre for art and media from 29 October till 20 December 2015, within the frame of Europalia Arts Festival Turkey.