Offical-Civil Placement

Official-Civil Placement, 2014

Yasemin Özcan

Sinopale 5, “Clusters and Crystals: Observing at Point Zero”
Curator: Aslı Çetinkaya

With my thanks to “Güven Tailor” on whose shop window it is written “All kinds of civil and official clothes are sewn here.” jacket pocket – civil, jacket pocket – official, hip pocket cover – official, crew neck – civil, pocket – civil, jacket pocket – official, shirt shoulder strap (from left in order)



  1. of or relating to an office, position, or trust <official duties>
  2. holding an office
  3. a: authoritative, authorized <official statement> b: prescribed or recognized as authorized <an officiallanguage>

c: described by the United States Pharmacopeia or the National Formulary

  1. befitting or characteristic of a person in office <extended anofficial greeting>



  1. a: of or relating to citizens b: of or relating to the state or its citizenry <civil strife>
  2. a: civilized <civil society> b: adequate in courtesy and politeness : mannerly <a civilquestion>
  3. a: of, relating to, or based on civil law b : relating to private rights and to remedies sought by action or suit distinct from criminal proceedings

c : established by law

  1. of, relating to, or involving the general public, their activities, needs, or ways, or civic affairs as distinguished from special (as military or religious) affairs
  2. of time : based on the mean sun and legally recognized for use in ordinary affairs