The Rise and Fall and Rise of David

Serkan Ozkaya
2011, 21c Museum and Yapi Kredi


Conceptual artist Serkan Özkaya made David (inspired by Michelangelo), a double-size, golden replica of Michelangelo’s David, for the 9th International Istanbul Biennial in 2005. Days prior to the opening of the Biennial, the sculpture collapsed shortly after installation. The events before and following the installation were documented in The Rise and Fall and Rise of David.


Paperback: 340 pages

8.25 x 0.5 x 11.75 inches


Serkan Ozkaya is a contemporary conceptual artist whose work deals with topics of appropriation and reproduction, and typically operates outside of traditional art spaces.


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