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  • View of “Nasan Tur,” 2021–22. From left: The Inner Shadows (Dragon), 2021; The Inner Shadows (Spider), 2021; The Inner Shadows (Wolf), 2021. Photo: Nazlı Erdemirel.

    View of “Nasan Tur,” 2021–22. From left: The Inner Shadows (Dragon), 2021; The Inner Shadows (Spider), 2021; The Inner Shadows (Wolf), 2021. Photo: Nazlı Erdemirel.

    Nasan Tur

    Dirimart

    Born into a Gastarbeiter (guest worker) family who moved from Turkey to Germany in the 1960s, Nasan Tur, currently a professor at Berlin-Weissensee Art Academy, places financial structures at the heart of his installations. His best work thus far typically shows him employing Marxist tools to examine labor conditions both within the art ecosystem and in society at large, coupling playful critique with aesthetic allure. For Variationen von Kapital (Variations of Capital), 2013–, he commissioned a computer scientist to calculate all the possible spellings of the word Kapital (more than 41,000),

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