Kutluğ Ataman


Kutluğ Ataman and Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / The Complete Works of Shakespeare

A documentary film directed by Metin Çavuş and produced by The Institute for the Readjustment of Clocks.  Total duration: 222 minutes. 

The film documents Kutluğ Ataman's artistic production using a retrospective approach.  It elucidates his works through his own words and with commentaries by curators, art institution directors, art historians and critics familiar with his production.  Many have collaborated closely with the artist and have witnessed the construction of artistic production spanning 15 years.  The film also includes excerpts from artworks and footage from installations of the works. 

Interviews with:

Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Emre Baykal, Curator / Exhibitions Director, ARTER, Istanbul
Stuart Comer, Curator (Film), Tate Modern, London
Levent Çalıkoğlu, Chief Curator, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
T.J. Demos, Art Historian and Critic, London
Fulya Erdemci, Curator / Director SKOR, Foundation for Art and Public Space, Amsterdam
Vasıf Kortun, Director of Programs and Research, SALT, Istanbul
Glenn D. Lowry, Director, MoMA, New York
Jessica Morgan, The Daskalopoulos Curator, International Arts, Tate, London
Cristiana Perrella, Independent Curator, Rome

Installation footage from:

MAXXI - National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome, May 2010
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, November 2010
ARTER, Istanbul, April 2011
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, August 2011
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, September 2009
Artangel at the Sorting Office, London, March 2005
Serpentine Gallery, London, February 2003
Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen, October 2001

Excerpts from:

kutluğ ataman's semiha b. unplugged (1997)
Women Who Wear Wigs (1999)
Never My Soul (2001)
The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read (2002)
99 Names (2002)
1+1 = 1 (2002)
It's a Vicious Circle (2002)
Twelve (2004)
Küba (2004)
Stefan's Room (2004)
Paradise (2006)
Turkish Delight (2007)
Testimony (2008)
fff (2009)
Beggars (2010)
Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (2008)
Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / Column (2009)
Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / Dome (2009)
Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / English as a Second Language (2009)
Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / Frame (2008)
Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / Journey to the Moon (2009)
Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / Pursuit of Happiness (2009)
Mesopotamian Dramaturgies / Strange Space (2009)