Guerilla Business Zine

Deniz Beser, Guerilla Business Zine, 2013

Deniz Beser was selling his Zine about the political happenings in Turkey in May and June 2013 in the streets of Tübingen. This performance was referred to the spontaneous marketing strategies of the Turkish street vendors during the protests…

”My research project´s main topic was based on the ´guerilla workers`, this is how I called the street vendors of Istanbul. The street vendors/´guerilla workers` are arriving, when there is a need, e.g. when it is raining there are selling umbrellas. I connected this topic with the Gezi movement in Turkey. My research during the Artist In Residency of the Shedhalle Tübingen, Germany was about, how these revolutionary happenings in Turkey effected or created new products of the ´guerilla workers`. For me it seemed to be also a “Transformation of occasion/Transformation des Geschehens”.

Street vendors, which are an important pillar of the informal economy in Turkey, do not exist in Germany. For this reason, Beser took place in Tübingen Square like a street vendor. He used the Vandetta mask, one of the iconic masks of the Gezi movements in Turkey, and sold the fanzine that he produced in the artist program, like a street vendor.

Artist: Deniz Beser
Language: English
Pages: 32
Size: 21 cm x 14,8 cm
Ed. of 100
Year: 2013
Print: Photocopy
Binding: Staple binding
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Tags: Exhibition Zine, Gezi, politics, art zine, Art, pop art, painting