Türkçe links to related Turkish article
(Hürriyet Newspaper, 23 January 2014)
One assumes he got federal funding for this...
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kavukçu has made a name
for himself by his art works done in various
provinces in Turkey and on the campus of
Atatürk University in Erzurum. This time he
is drawing attention to himself with a work
that explains intense cold by using ox heads.
Using a winch, Kavukçu has placed 15 ox
heads that he got from a slaughterhouse onto
an iron contraption shaped like a large jar, in
an empty lot in front of the Fine Arts Faculty.
After putting the ox heads in their places,
Kavukçu poured water over them at night to
form icicles that cover them. Kavukçu had
this to say about his project: "in this open-air
abstract work, in the context of thinking about
intense conditions, I've mixed the natural world
in which we live with water, and emphasized
the intensity of the cold as the water turned to
Winter is for real in Erzurum