With a longstanding interest in notions of authenticity, Serkan Ozkaya frequently works in collaborative modes to question originality and authorship. With Today Could be a Day of Historical Importance, Ozkaya complicates concepts of “original” vs. “reproduction” — issues of particular relevance in a world which increasingly relies upon mass-production.
Through his collaboration with The Courier-Journal, Ozkaya brings these questions to the general public of Louisville and anyone around the world who visits The Courier-Journal website. The widespread distribution and visibility of Today Could be a Day of Historical Importance highlight the unique role that newspapers play in engaging their communities. Tens of thousands of people will see the paper in convenience stores, airports, or on a colleague’s desk during the day. People who purchase the paper for the standard price of seventy-five cents, or have a home delivery subscription, will own a piece of Ozkaya’s work.
Documentation of Ozkaya's process is presented here in a cloth bound hardback book, accompanied by a 3D design poster and housed within a tin can box.