In 2002 Turkish artist Ferhat Özgür asked the neighbours in the street where he grew up to pose for a group photo. Having moved from the countryside to Ankara, they had built their homes on the outskirts of the city. Now, their part of town was due for bulldozing. In the diptych Let Everybody Come Out Today the neighbours stare grimly at the camera, marked by life. It is a key work in Özgür’s oeuvre; for years he has been critically following the changes taking place in Ankara where informal settlements are torn down and replaced by a growing number of skyscrapers and shopping malls.
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