..As an artist who uses in his works elements like design, objects, sculpture pertaining to the notion of 'memory', Mehmet Dere focuses his research on the recent history of Turkey and the dynamics of today.
The black humor in his work with which he stands out, most of the time pointing at the line between laughing and crying, makes the viewers feel uneasy. When criticising the system or when developing a political attitude..
This installation by Dere 'Crying Childrens' reveals the outrage and the two-dimensional psychology of not being able to get involved in the game. All around the world the image of the crying child owes its popularity to its bad reputation. It is the sole object rescued from the fire. In his installation, Dere focuses on the archaeology of the iconic and the unforgettable image of the 'Crying Childs' in Turkey. This installation is presented together with the usage of the concept of 'Ressentiment' as a stamp