Emerging Curators Series
An Artist Who Does Not Speak English Is No Artist
Jakup Ferri
Curated by Pelin Uran  
Project Space
May 16 - June 24, 2006

Opening Reception
May 16, 6 - 8 pm 

Jakup Ferri’s videos draw from the artist’s desire to participate in the systems of globalized art production—the biennials, fairs, and mega-exhibitions—and their formalized and standardized channels of communication.

By narrating his resume on-screen, videotaping a studio visit, and luring potential clients and curators in heart-brakingly poor English, he points to the conditions which regulate success and serve as filters to what is believed to be a global, democratic, and diverse international art world.