"Have You Ever Done Anything Right?" Willoughby Sharp Interviews Serkan Ozkaya [White Wine Press No. 9]
White Wine Press No. 9
Serkan Ozkaya in a conversation with Willouhgby Sharp looks at the pretensions of the art world and the figure of the successful artist, as seen from Istanbul.
In English and in Spanish. The book can be turned upside down and read in the reverse direction for the two different versions.
Willoughby Sharp, the co-founder, with writer/filmmaker Liza Bear, of "Avalanche" magazine (1970-1976) is an internationally known artist, independent curator, gallerist, teacher, author, and telecom activist. Serkan Ozkaya is an artist based in Istanbul whose work has been shown extensively in Europe.
White Wine Press is a series of texts, one hundred being the goal, as an open project that seeks to wander a world. We are looking simply for those voices that have an urgency of saying. The artists are free to write about any subject, preferably about something outside the overwhelmingly present frames of their own work, or at least to come at the same in tangential fashion. In other words: state an interest.
The texts will be published in the original language and in an English translation. If the texts are written in English, they will be accompanied by a Spanish translation and thus cover two large linguistic areas. Our basic animal condition, as Charles Olson put it, is move/meant. We are now in movement and thank the artists for providing state/meant. There is no story that is not true.
84 pages, Softcover, 4.5 x 6.5 inches, 2007