Erdem Taşdelen



Artist book (98 pages, edition of 100, published by 221A)
ISBN: 978-0-9865732-3-1
12.7 x 17.9 cm (5" x 7")

This artist book, published as a limited edition and occasionally displayed as a grid on a wall in the context of exhibitions, comprises 47 concise anecdotes that were written over a number of years. Each of these diaristic anecdotes, accompanied by a specific date, describes a situation or event where the author becomes aware of his queerness as a result of an interaction with another person. Viewed together, the collection provides an intimate look into the ways in which one can be positioned as a queer individual in various scenarios, and serves to remind that one is only queer in relation to others.

Installation view: House of Wisdom, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, 2018. Photo by Jules Lister.

Installation view: Future Queer, Ark Kültür, Istanbul, 2015. Photo by Chroma.

Installation view: House of Wisdom, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, 2017. Photo by Marlise Steeman.