|In the hallway of Magazijn the black and white pictures of Ahmet Polat|
|Left: men's wear by Safak Tokur // Right: Lamp by Josephine Colsen|
Sara Vrugt 's ‘Look at you 07’ (2012), Japanese silk and dmc-yarn embroidered on silk/cotton voile. While travelling overland from The Netherlands to Iran these miniature embroideries have been made by Sara as tactile log posts. The encountered people presented as strangers show that the artist is the stranger in the end, a question of perspective. Those moments in which the traveller is an outsider, a gharedji, shows our helplessness when it comes to truly understanding the other.
The work of Sara Vrugt focuses on the combination of fashion design and art. She uses clothing as part of an autonomous language. By using textile as a medium and the human body as an instrument she aims to investigate, question and push the boundaries of her discipline with her collections, textile installations and community projects. Thanks to the sculptural and theatrical qualities her work is categoriale in divers art disciplines. The reflective and critical position she holds towards her immediate environment and society is a returning aspect in her work.
Deniz Buga was born in 1982 in Istanbul. He studied social sciences in Bosphorus University, Istanbul. He wrote film articles for national magazines, worked in film sets and finally shot his first short films: Brothers (2003) and Sleep (2005) both made their screenings at Oberhausen Film Festival. Along with partners, he founded Studio 4 Istanbul, an independent production company, thus getting actively involved in the Turkish independent film scene. In 2006, he was accepted into MFA Film Production Program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and moved to New York where he specialized in writing, directing and cinematography. Deniz Buga is currently a resident at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam.