Friday, September 21, 2007

Today in History/Tarihte Bugün

Today in History/Tarihte Bugün
by Ahmet Öğüt (2007)

Today in History/Tarihte Bugün is co-published by Book Works and Platform Garanti, Istanbul as part of Book Works Fabrications series, edited by Gerrie van Noord. Printed offset in an edition of 1,000 copies, b&w, 72 pages with text in Turkish and English, soft cover. Designed by Secondary Modern, 150 x 210 mm.

Parodying the format of a regular newspaper column, Today in History presents a series of drawings and paraphrased stories, extracted from Turkish newspapers from the last four decades. The news stories are sometimes poetic, sometimes overtly political, and sometimes strangely surreal. Dislocated from their original context and presented as an artist’s impression, the work reveals a changing society, and questions what we perceive to be news and the construction of truth, fiction and history.
ISBN 978 1 906012 02 1—Price £9.95