Asli Çavuşoğlu
(b. 1982, Turkey)
Aslı Çavuşoğlu lives and works in Istanbul. She received her BA in Cinema-TV at the Marmara University, Istanbul, TR. Recent solo shows include Red / Red, MATHAF Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha (2016); The Stones Talk, ARTER, Istanbul, (2013); Murder in Three Acts, Delfina Foundation, London (2013). Recent group shows include Manifesta 11, What Do People Do For Money, Zurich (2016); Saltwater, 14th Istanbul Biennial; Surround Audience, New Museum, NYC (2015); The Crime Was Almost Perfect, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2014); Signs Taken in Wonder at MAK Museum in Vienna (2013); Performa 11, NYC (2011).
The Future Tense newspaper is a research- and text-based work consisting of prophecies of fortune-tellers from Turkey, commissioned by the artist specifically for December 2, 2017. They reflect upon a variety of topics, including the global economy, politics and art. In the era of increased censorship and control imposed by the current Turkish government, the work discusses the ambiguous position of clairvoyants in contemporary Turkish society. It brings together opinions of different political positions and ethnic backgrounds, mixing propaganda, facts, and fortune-telling in order to question social modes of receiving mass media information.
Asli Çavuşoğlu (Turkey) Future Tense, 2017. Newspaper edition of 10000 16 pages, black and white
Profiles of 21 Artists Shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize 2017