Mike Berg and Oya Koçan
dress by desiğner Özlem Süer
Cloth for the traditional Ehram
Şakır Gökçebağ, Ayakkabı Enstalasyonu
Kurucu Koçanoğlu, Büyünce karınca olacağım
Baksi is the name of an amazing museum founded by artist Hüsamettin Koçan. It is located up on the mountains above the village Baksi in the province of Bayburt, where Hüsamettin Koçan was born. The ehram is a local dress for women in that region. The fabric is made out of sheep wool.
Istanbulian fashion designer Özlem Süer produced a serial of nine ehram-models for the museum. The cloth was woven by local women in workshops, that are offered at the Baksi museum. Oya Koçan and American artist Mike Berg are visiting the ehram-workshop and do have a look at the woven products.
There’s a group exhibition at Baksi right now. I chose Şakir Gökçebags Shoe-Installation and Kurucu Koçanoglus Installation “When I am adult I want to become an ant”. The Shoes are rubber models worn in the regions villages. The giant ants out of metal are made by Blacksmith of Bayburt.
Have a look at the area of Bayburt: http://senseoftime.inenart.eu/?p=918