melik tutuncu


20 minutes with Melik Tutuncu
Video, 2O mn 18 sec,  2005

Melik Tutuncu, Chicago-based architect of Turkish origin, talks about his grand-mother, Safiye Behar, a Jewish marxist feminist who had a 30 year-long affair with Mustapha Kemal Atatürk and influenced many of the reforms he was implementing in the 1920's, which founded modern Turkey.
The Grand Promenade, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, 2006 (curated by Anna Kafetsi)
9th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, 2005 (curated by Charles Esche and Vasif Kortun)