• Zeyno Pekünlü, Yıpranan Yer (Worn Part), 2019, video, black-and-white, sound, 3 minutes 18 seconds.

    Zeyno Pekünlü


    In a show at New York’s SculptureCenter this past winter, the midcareer Turkish artist Banu Cennetoğlu exhibited a 128-hour-long film amassing twelve years of her digital life as stored on numerous cameras, phones, computers, and hard drives. This documentary approach to tackling the everyday amid Turkey’s turbulent trajectory intersects with the performative aesthetics of Zeyno Pekünlü, a Turkish artist a decade younger than Cennetoğlu. Pekünlü’s latest Istanbul exhibition also centered on a large video canvas: the nine-hour İş (Work; all works 2019), which portrays her daily routine.

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