Variationen von Kapital, 2013
indian ink on handmade Tibetan paper
each approx. 37 x 57 cm
The ongoing series from 2013 is shown again and again. The context does not vary as the walls of galleries always serve as presentation areas. The serial production of the work makes it possible to market a set-up as a "site-specific installation" every time - which is factually true due to the different wall sizes. Nevertheless, the approx. 800 existing unique pieces appear to be identical. This is an ironic staging whose nature is captured in the essence of Tur's work.
Nasan Tur has had over 41,000 written variations of the word capital identified by a programmed algorithm, which sound phonetically like "capital". So far, the artist has drawn several hundred variations of it, randomly determined, with Indian ink on hand-made Tibetan paper.
Each drawing is unique, dated and signed by the artist. Implicitly referring to "Das Kapital" by Karl Marx, the price for each work is fixed at exactly 1,000 euros. However, the buyer is again exposed to an arbitrary order, because none of the works can be self-determinedly "selected". A previously defined random principle assigns a work to every interested party by lot.
Born in 1974 in Offenbach am Main, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin