Curated by Chelsea Haines, “The Sick Man of Europe: The Architect” shows one in Guez’s five-part project The Sick Man of Europe. The expression “the sick man of Europe” was first used in the mid-nineteenth century to describe the Ottoman Empire, but has since been applied at one time or another to nearly every country in Europe and the Middle East. For the iteration at MOCAD, Guez appropriated the proverbial “Sick Man” by reconstructing him as an individual and an allegory. Caught in the crosshairs of history, the “Sick Man” blurred the categories of perpetrator and victim, soldier and citizen. The Architect, told the story of Kemal P., an architecture student recruited into the Turkish army on the eve of World War II.