July 14, 2011

Two Artists Create Alternative ‘Monument to Humanity’

Those walking around Istanbul’s Pangaltı, Elmadağ and Taksim neighborhoods might find it surreal to see a giant hand sculpture being wheeled around on a junk cart. The sculpture, however, is not destined for the scrap yard; instead it is a mobile project by two Dutch artists touching on a current debate between art and politics.

Wouter Osterholt and Elke Uitentuis walk around Istanbul all day with their junk cart with a copy of sculptor Mehmet Aksoy’s long-debated sculpture, the “Monument to Humanity,” placed on top of it and ask people whether they could make a plaster cast mold of their hands.

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