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Today we are at Museum IJsselstein.
What do these striking faces tell us?
Where in the world does this flag fly?
We are at this moment in museum IJsselstein of course and we are in the middle of the
No man is an island.
No man is an island is an exhibition about Empathy.
The title is taken from a beautiful poem by John Dann of 16 24 from the seventeenth
century, in which he describes that no man is an island and that every man is is part of a
And that is also how we like to approach the topic of empathy.
We are currently standing in front of a sculpture by Suat Ogut between Dutch-Turkish
artist and the is research done in nine different countries.
He wanted to do that because all those countries say there is a large Turkish
And they have, in their own way, meant something to the community in the country
where they eventually ended up.
So they’re all very important figures.
The artist wanted to portray a group that for a long time was actually has been
marginalized and he has literally put them on a pedestal.
That trailer is meant to have the work moved as well, so it’s a monument that can not only
stand in one place but could stand in different locations.
The boxes they’re standing on, I see transport boxes in there are also very large
red stamps on very present and those transportation boxes could represent the
migration story, but of course for valuable art.
Transport in between is a double layer.
You can see the nameplates under the bust, like a regular sculpture.
This is actually often the case in public spaces, but it is in the brochure that you
really read the whole story of the person in question.
It has been a very intensive process.
That’s almost impossible.
He has spent a long time researching all these people whom he wanted to portray and
that eventually resulted in this work.
The sculpting was actually a mirror for how we, how we see someone.
Sometimes reality is much more complex than you first think.
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