The Letter Exhibition, military uniform, boots, letters, various sizes, 2010
The Letter Exhibition is an event & installation where Deniz Beser shares the letters that he received during military service , which started on 12 December 2009 and ended on 17 May 2010.
”Nowadays, we forget about our old habits by transforming with the benefits of technology. One of these old habits was sending letters to friends and families,” said Beser, taking advantage of his military service and aiming to add an artistic image to the letters by drawing and producing them in order to regain the habit of correspondence. Stating that he also received letters from France, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Lithuania, Denmark, England, Spain, Hungary and Taiwan in addition to Turkey, Beşer replied to every letter sent. Beşer, who will also include the letters he sent himself in the exhibition, has received around 90 letters so far. In the exhibition, you can see the interesting letters sent to Beser by painters, musicians, sculptors, dancers and architects, all of whom were invited to write letters to restore an old habit.
-Deniz Beşer, The Letter Exhibition (Mektup Sergisi), Pasaj, İstanbul, Turkey, 2011
-Deniz Beşer, The Letter Exhibition (Mektup Sergisi), Sülayman Demirel University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Isparta, Turkey (2010)