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Contemporary art 2-D artists books, work on paper


The concept of Artists Books does not have a rich history in Turkey. BAS is a place which was opened in 2006 by artist Banu Cennetoğlu and publishes, archives, and exhibits artist books. Books of some artists such as Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Cevdet Erek and Emre Hüner are published by BAS/Bent in collaboration with Philippine Hoegen (lives/works in Amsterdam) under the title of “A Series Of Artists’ Books From Turkey” . Kurdish artist Şener Özmen writes books belonging to a new type he calls Plastic-Definition with titles like “Şizo-Defter” and “The Story of Tracey Emin”.