Pink as a Cabbage / Green as an Onion / Blue as an Orange

When

Sat, 6 July 2024 - Sun, 8 September 2024

Where

CAMPLE LINE - Cample Mill Near Thornhill Dumfriesshire DG3 5HD

Further info

Cost: Free

Type: Exhibition

Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Pink as a Cabbage / Green as an Onion / Blue as an Orange, 2020, installation shot, KADIST, Paris, October 2020-February 2021. Photo: Aurélien Mole, courtesy of the Artist and KADIST, Paris

This summer, Turkish artist Aslı Çavuşoğlu will install her work Pink as a Cabbage/ Green as an Onion/ Blue as an Orange, 2020, in CAMPLE LINE’s downstairs space, opening 6 July. 

Originally commissioned by Kadist, a contemporary art organisation with local hubs in Paris and San Francisco, the work comprises twenty fabrics, each either hand-dyed or embroidered or printed using natural dyes, which Aslı produced in collaboration with fifteen Turkish agricultural cooperatives and associations using the produce that they cultivate. Aslı will include ten of the fabrics in this new presentation at CAMPLE LINE.  

The fifteen food-producing collectives that Aslı collaborated with are based across Turkey; some have been long established whilst others have been created more recently. They include, for instance, the Defne Kadim Girisimi Uretim Ve Isletme Kooperatifi (Defne Women’s Initiative, Production and Operation), established in Hatay Province in 2014 with the support of the Foundation for the Evaluation of Women’s Work to take an active role in supporting food production and rural women workers’ rights, and in preserving the local flavours of Antakya.  

Aslı has often reflected on the entangled social and political histories of colour in her work. She has referred to Pink as a Cabbage/ Green as an Onion/ Blue as an Orange as a political history of colour: ‘I see it as an archive of these precious collectives’ – ‘a modest colour archive.’

This new presentation of the work at CAMPLE LINE is accompanied by Özge Ersoy’s short essay, initially commissioned by Kadist in 2020 and updated by Özge in 2024. 

With grateful thanks to Creative Scotland.

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