Ahmet Polat @ FOAM

February 2013

Ahmet Polat @ FOAM

Works of Ahmet Polat, from his new Kemal’s Dream project (2006 – 2012), had become a part of the permanent collection of Foam museum in Netherlands. In his new Project, Polat focuses on young people in present-day Turkey. Since the establishment of the republic by Kemal Atatürk in 1923, Turkey has been marked by a dualism that is often reduced to a struggle between East and West. For many young people, this produces an inner conflict that typifies the entire republic of Turkey. Between the years 2006 – 2012, Polat travelled from İstanbul to Black Sea, from Southeast of Turkey to the Aegean region to visit, interview and photograph that dualism in Kemal Atatürk’s republic. For more information on Kemal’s Dream project: http://foam.org/press/2010/ahmet-polat-%E2%80%93-kemal's-dream