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Traditional Ottoman Kaftan, 2015: Golden brocade kaftan, inner kaftan, shalvar, golden shoes, traditional Ottoman shoes(carik).  

This traditional Ottoman attire was made by Serhat Tanyolacar and worn by the artist during his Farewell (Elveda) Performance in Istanbul, Ankara, Chicago, New York and Florida State.

Performance Expenses:

Kaftan material: 25 yards golden brocade: $12.99 x 25 = $324.75. Working time: Appr. 3 months.

Shoes(modern and traditional): $190.00

Istanbul and Ankara travel expenses: $3000.00

Photographic documentation: 500.00

Total: $4014.75 without artist's labor

Kaftan

$14000.00

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Why Commerce:


Here in this list I am selling all my art works, which I have created since 2009. My sole purpose is obtaining my freedom, rather than having any degree of profit from the sale of my works.


We as independent citizens of the nation-states have no independency as we accept the citizenship codes of our governments along with socioeconomic rules in order to be accepted as lawful citizens. On October 29 2015 in front of the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York City I will denounce my citizenship and purify my-self identity by declaring independence from any nation-states. I will deprive my given name, the given and accepted social status, and financial dependency to the authoritarian state. This declaration will take part in physical activity through a  (peaceful) public performance work.


As you may see, in order to accomplish my self-humanitarian aim I must sell my artworks. You may consider that in addition to having an original art work, you are contributing me to have my freedom as a human-being.


After October 29th I will still continue making art, and continue being a socio-political activist without any mandatory regulations such as law and the obedience to social norms. However, I will always protect and defend my-self dignity and my own beliefs in morality as my respect to my fellow human-beings. I believe that my so-called purgatory status as a free human-being will make my voice heard louder than ever. Thus, the first large scale artwork I will start developing after October 29th is making olive tree gardens between The Republic of Cyprus and The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, and between Israel and Palestine. My plan and hope is making this project through the guidance of The United Nations.


Going back to the art-works on this site:


If you have any questions please feel free to contact the site manager.


Thank you for your support.


Serhat

Direct phone: 813-846-2692

www.serhattanyolacar.com

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Props include: Typewriter, Printed sign on canvas(says petition to government), portable table and two chairs, carrier, 1980s stereotypical government official suit with glasses, black shoes.

Some of the original items from the performance are missing. If there is a demand they can be obtained from third party sources.  However, the original petitions, scripted by 17 Turkish citizens are still present.

Public Scribe (Arzuhalci)

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(CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE) Props and citizen petitions from Public Scribe (Arzuhalci) Performance, 2013

2010-In Their Shoes, 2014-Pentacrest Installation: Wearable fabric sculpture.

In Their Shoes

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On October 26th 2010, 12:54 pm Serhat Tanyolacar enacted a performance art piece titled, “In Their Shoes”, in front of The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and The Washington Monument. The purpose of this anti-racist, anti-prejudice art work was honoring Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns who was killed during the Holocaust Museum Shooting and raising mass public awareness on the rising organized racism and prejudice in the United States of America.

Mr. Tanyolacar screen-printed 218 different newspaper images on the patterns by using tar as an ink substitution. The newspaper images depict the racist and prejudice activities, including the mass killings of the innocent people from The Tulsa Race Riot on May 31, 1921 to The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum shooting on June 10, 2009. The hood of the costume is semitransparent vinyl therefore the audience was  able to partially see what is under the hood.

Tanyolacar displayed the sculpture on December 4th 2014 in Iowa City and his public installation triggered one of the biggest academic scandals of 2014 as the University Administration denounced Visiting Assistant Professor Serhat Tanyolacar and publicly humiliated the artist.  

2010 - The Kiss: Transformed wearable sculpture from Mutual Dialogue Performance in New York City)

Artist’s own words:

“On February 2011, I used two traditional, Islamic garments, called “jubbah” for my performance between the WTC Construction Site and Park 51(Proposed Muslim Community Center which is two blocks from 9/11 site). The intention of this performance art was to investigate possible dialogues between the American Muslim community and the general American public which opposes the opening of the Muslim community center (Park 51) in Lower Manhattan.

When I was requested to be a part of the 9/11 Exhibition at The City University of New York for the 10th year of the 9/11 I immediately decided to transform these jubbahs into a single freestanding sculpture as they were already embodied into the contemporary issues related to 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The sculpture piece is an homage to Rodin’s Kiss from The Gates of Hell. The jubbahs were shaped into the kissing figures.

"The sculpture, The Kiss, was originally titled Francesca da Rimini, as it depicts I the 13th-century Italian noblewoman immortalized in Dante's Inferno (Circle 2, Canto 5) who falls in love with her husband Giovanni Malatesta's younger brother Paolo. Having fallen in love while reading the story of Lancelot and Guinevere, the couple are discovered and killed by Francesca's husband. In the Rodin sculpture, the lovers' lips do not actually touch, suggesting that they were interrupted and met their demise without their lips ever having touched."


In my sculpture one of the jubbahs are screen printed with the American flag and one with New York Times articles about 9/11, American Muslims and the Park 51 mosque. I used the actual newspapers to depict the stereotypical representation of Muslim people. Accompanying these images, I highlighted certain keywords (Islam, Muslim, jihad, terrorism, Muslim American, American Muslim, etc.) with red ink as a reminder that there were dozens of Muslim Americans who were killed during 9/11. Whether Muslim or Christian, Jewish or Atheist, regardless of their cultural, ethnic and religious background, the people living in America are the bounded pieces of a collective consciousness that shapes the American Dream.


The Kiss

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2010 - Denationalization: Fabric Sculptures. Florida Installation Artists Biennial at Appleton Museum of Art:


Both free standing and opened fabric sculptures are NATO issued, standard battle dress uniforms for The Turkish Army.

The sculptures contain individually screen-printed images from Istanbul and Ankara where the artist had 19 years of his life. The opened and suspended uniform has artist’s declaration of his conscientious objection against The Turkish Military.

Denationalization

$12000.00

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Laser Engraved, Relief Prints:

2014. Meanwhile 221 Miles From The Corn Fields. 52"x52"

$2750.00

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Meanwhile 221 Miles From The Corn Fields

2015. Circus is in Town. 58"x52"

$3000.00

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Circus is in Town

2015. Midwest Corn. 7 feet x 4 feet.

Midwest Corn

$5000.00

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2015. School of Reason. 50"x32"

School of Reason

$2000.00

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2014. Cycling. 24"x24"

Cycling

$1000.00

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2014. The Men Who Sold The World. 24"48"

The Men Who Sold The World

$2500.00

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2014. Atlas Carrying Turtle Island. 34"x24"

Atlas Carrying Turtle Island

$1500.00

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2014. Detroit Stacking. 30"x24"

Detroit Stacking

$1500.00

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2014. Governing. 24"x30"

Governing

$1100.00

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2014. May 1st is Always Same. 14"x10"

May 1st is Always Same

$600.00

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2014. Black is Black. 24"x48"

Black is Black

$2000.00

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2014. Governing. 18"x14"

Government Mining

$750.00

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2014. To The Assembly. 36"x24"

To The Assembly

$1200.00

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2014. Morality Security Ambiguity. 24"x48"

Morality Security Ambiguity

$2000.00

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2014. Basic Human Interaction. 24"x48"

Basic Human Interaction

$2500.00

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2013. Im Tekke. 22"x36"

Im Tekke

$1000.00

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Pages of Sername (11 pages)

(Currently there are 8 pages printed. If you plan to purchase the whole series please contact the artist directly)

2015. Sername Page1. 42"x28"

Sername page1

$1250.00

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2015. Sername Page2. 42"x28"

Sername page2

$1250.00

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2015. Sername Page8. 42"x28"

Sername page8

$1250.00

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2015. Sername Page9&10. 42"x56"

Sername page910

$2500.00

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2015. Wonderland. 16"x20"

Wonderland

$800.00

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