Delfina Foundation

Artist Talk: Aslı Çavuşoğlu


Asli Çavuşoğlu discussed the themes that surround Murder in Three Acts, her Frieze Project produced during a residency Delfina Foundation, with author David Kirby and curator Fatos Ustek.  

Date:  16 Oct 2012, 19:00-20:30.
Venue: Delfina Foundation 
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Video documentation of this talk can be found on our Channel.

Çavuşoğlu’s Murder in Three Acts was inspired by the representation of art in popular media, particularly in television crime series in which the artworks don’t solely exist in the background of the show, but become a vital part of the script: exhibitions function as crime scenes and art works act as murder weapons.  

Imagining the decision-making process behind these props based on representation of forensics science and art, Murder in Three Acts was structured as a real-time performance involving a professional crime drama crew and actors, in which an ‘exhibition’ scene from a presumed crime drama is being discussed and rehearsed transparently during the opening hours of Frieze London. The project drew links between the role of evidence in a televised crime scene and real artworks justifying themselves in the sphere of speculation and invited special ‘advisors’ and visitors to participate in discussions with the professional cast and crew.  For more information, please click here.

Venue:  Frieze Art Fair 
Dates:  10–13 Oct 2012:  12-19:00, 14 Oct 2012:  12-18:00

Murder in Three Acts was made possible by the Emdash Foundation and produced in association with Manifold Projects. With thanks to cub-ar.