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Interview with the artist: Linda Lewis

Interview with the artist: Linda Lewis

Just for a little introduction, can you tell us a bit about yourself?  I received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1997 from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, USA. At the time, I worked in “fiber arts,” which is a medium just like drawing, painting, or sculpture. I utilized fibrous materials, and many traditional techniques used by women in their homes. During my study, I received a Fulbright scholarship to study at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen, Denmark. Additionally, I received the graduate school’s highest award, the Nathan Cummings Foundation Summer Travel Fellowship. This award allowed me...

Interview with the artist: Oguz Meriç

Interview with the artist: Oguz Meriç

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? How did your interest in art begin? I grew up in a small city, in a restricted and disciplined military environment. I spent the first years of my life in a “uniformized” environment, consisting of multiple backgrounds. I see this uniformity as the first stage of humans’ robotisation. The military logic, the chains of command; these form a structure very similar to programmed robots. Although this type of environment hindered me in some ways, in many other ways it also gave me the opportunity to see the world from a different view. I...