The publication that accompanies Aslı Çavuşoğlu's exhibition The Stones Talk features drawings of the 71 study pieces reconstructed by the artist, 3D sketch renderings of the objects in the exhibition and photos of selected objects.
The book includes new essays commissioned exclusively for this publication. Özge Ersoy's curatorial essay is followed by sociologist Aslı Gür's text titled "The Fragment That Resists the Story" and based on her research at the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations in Ankara. Revolving around symptoms and dreams as "foreign languages that speak with us", the essay by psychologist and editor Gülin Ekinci proposes a reading of "The Stones Talk" through Freud's work, while curator and writer Adam Kleinman focuses on the role of imagination in our relationship with objects.
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