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A Story of an Exhibition

In this text, Walter Mignolo turns a visit to Let the Guest Be the Master, an exhibition by artist Hayv Kahraman at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York (10th September to 11th October 2013), into a narrative that explores the relationship between a viewer and the work of the artist. Using the form of a dialogue, Mignolo feels out the messages in Kahraman’s work, and explores the artist’s composition as expressed in the painted surfaces as well as in the use of space in the gallery.

The text was published in Ibraaz Nesletter, August 28, 2013

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