Nevin Aladag

Gitte Weise Gallery

In her videos and photographs, Nevin Aladag works in a poetic documentary style where nothing is “told” but a great deal is “shown.” This clearly defined artistic concept matches its subject matter: Aladag, born in 1972 in Van in eastern Turkey and now living in Berlin, often focuses on foreignness and self-determination as they are experienced by young people of Turkish origin in Germany today. Demarcation and amalgamation, the search for cultural roots and social connection: Aladag is trying to create individual meaning within the larger context of the production of identity. She is interested in role models and also in the potential for divergence that emerges from the experience of migration. Aladag, who studied in Munich in the late ’90s with Olaf Metzel, came to Germany with her parents at the age of one; her family hoped to improve their lives and to benefit from a more tolerant

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