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Burhan Doğançay
Zeichen an der Wand

Dogancay Cover Pb

For artist Burhan Doğançay (1929–2013) urban walls reflect the entire spectrum of human existence. Throughout his life he was fascinated by the sometimes only very fragmentary and sometimes downright cryptic messages on the façades in all kinds of different places throughout the world, including Istanbul, the town of where he was born, and in New York, where he later settled.

€18.00

  • Editor

    Fritz Emslander for Museum Morsbroich

  • Preface

    Markus Heinzelmann

  • Texts

    Burcu Dogramaci, Fritz Emslander

  • Design

    WIGEL, Munich

  • Language

    German

  • Details

    Paperback, 21 x 15 cm, 64 pages, numerous in color and b/w

  • ISBN

    978­-3­-903228­-72­-6

About the product

“The walls that appeal to me have been shaped by nature and by humans, meaning that they reflect their surroundings. These walls are eloquent, people have formulated their frustrations and their hopes on them.” (Doğançay, 2008)    

For artist Burhan Doğançay (1929–2013) urban walls reflect the entire spectrum of human existence. Throughout his life he was fascinated by the sometimes only very fragmentary and sometimes downright cryptic messages on the façades in all kinds of different places throughout the world, including Istanbul, the town of where he was born, and in New York, where he later settled. His long-term photographic project “Walls of the World” form the archive for the posters, graffiti and signs which he modified through his art, painting them and making collages with them as of 1963.

The exhibition “Burhan Doğançay. Zeichen an der Wand” was organized in collaboration with the Albertina Vienna, which provided the largest number of loans. The exhibition is on show at Museum Morsbroich in Leverkusen from March 18 through August 26.