We cordially invite you to the upcoming exhibition and book presentation
“FIFTEEN SECONDS OF FAME” BY ATA BOZACI.
The introduced book is a composite of ATA BOZACI´s digital portraits of Facebook friends
along with their views on social media. His portraits emphasize an iconic aspect
of social media culture and profile pictures on social media platforms.
Using full-frontal portrait shots to focus on his subject´s facial features, the artist has
successfully assembled a gallery of faces, or quite literally, a “face book”.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
ATA BOZACI in 1974
The artist and graphic designer ATA BOZACI, or “Toast”, as he is popularly known in the graffiti
circles, was born in Burgdorf/Switzerland to Turkish parents. Ata Bozaci is a truly versatile
artist and moves comfortably across a wide spectrum of artistic techniques and media:
from drawings to large-scale murals, traditional canvas paintings, graphic art to modular
sculptures. His works were based on classic graffiti writing, by the 1990s the artist extended this
field to embrace three-dimensional graffiti writing. He has been at the forefront of the
international street art movement ever since and continues to push the boundaries.
Fifteen Seconds of Fame is the artist´s second monograph. The first, Black Ink, was published in 2007.
“To hell with social media, give me a hug”
“A love and hate story … but one thing is for sure: it´s a great power”
ATA BOZACI after finishing his wallpainting at Stamp Festival, Hamburg Altona/Germany
EXHIBITION TOUR DATES
Zurich, February 28th at The Trace Gallery
Bern, March 19th at Soon Gallery
Basel, May 08th at Artstübli