MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo

Istanbul. Passion, Joy, Fury

11 Dec 2015 - 08 May 2016

Ali Taptik, Kaza ve Kader, from the series Kaza ve Kader, 2004-2008
Ali Taptik, Kaza ve Kader, from the series Kaza ve Kader, 2004-2008
Ali Taptik, Nothing Surprising, from the series Nothing Surprising, 2009-2013
Ali Taptik, Nothing Surprising, from the series Nothing Surprising, 2009-2013
Ali Taptik, Tangent, from the series Tangent, 2004-2011
Ali Taptik, Tangent, from the series Tangent, 2004-2011
Sarkis, Escalier arc-en-ciel
Sarkis, Two rainbows, 2015, Copyright Sarkis, Adagp, 2015, Paris. Courtesy Galerie Nathalie Obadia Paris/Bruxelles
Extrastruggle, Rose Garden with the epilogue. Courtesy of the artist and Galeri Zilberman
Extrastruggle, Rose Garden with the epilogue. Courtesy of the artist and Galeri Zilberman
ISTANBUL. PASSION, JOY, FURY
11 December 2015 - 8 May 2016

curated by Hou Hanru with Ceren Erdem, Elena Motisi and Donatella Saroli

The passion for creativity The joy that emerges from achieving objectives The fury of the city

We are continuing our exploration of the cultural milieu of the Mediterranean basin and the relations between the Middle East and Europe. Following the exhibition Unedited History on contemporary Iranian art, MAXXI has reached Istanbul.

An exploration through major works and new artistic production with in-depth examinations and first-hand testimony.

Istanbul. Passion, Joy, Fury tackles the dynamics, the changes and the cultural demands of contemporary Turkey, a bridge between the western and eastern worlds. Starting out with the recent protests at Gezi Park, the exhibition examines five major themes: urban transformations; political conflicts and resistance; innovative models of production; geopolitical urgencies; hope.

The invited artists and architects:
Hamra Abbas, Can Altay & Jeremiah Day, Halil Altındere, Emrah Altınok, Architecture For All (Herkes İçin Mimarlık), Volkan Aslan, Fikret Atay, Atelier Istanbul: Arnavutköy, Vahap Avşar, İmre Azem & Gaye Günay, Osman Bozkurt, Angelika Brudniak & Cynthia Madansky, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Antonio Cosentino, Burak Delier, Cem Dinlenmiş, Cevdet Erek, İnci Eviner, Extrastruggle, Nilbar Güreş, Ha Za Vu Zu, Emre Hüner, Ali Kazma, Sinan Logie & Yoann Morvan, Networks of Dispossession, Nejla Osseiran, Ceren Oykut, Pınar Öğrenci, Ahmet Öğüt, Didem Özbek, Şener Özmen, PATTU, Didem Pekün, Zeyno Pekünlü, Mario Rizzi, Sarkis, SO?, Superpool, ŞANALarc, Ali Taptık, Serkan Taycan, Cengiz Tekin, Güneş Terkol, Nasan Tur.
 

Tags: Hamra Abbas, Can Altay, Halil Altindere, Fikret Atay, Vahap Avşar, Jeremiah Day, Cevdet Erek, Inci Eviner, Emre Hüner, Ali Kazma, Mario Rizzi, Güneş Terkol, Nasan Tur