Odunpazarı Modern Museum

OMM - Odunpazarı Modern Museum's 3rd year anniversary exhibition 'Grief and Pleasure' continues to welcome its visitors with a new video installation added to its selection. Following Ata Doğruel's Light Source performance, which took place in parallel with the exhibition for 40 days / 960 hours, American artist Bill Viola's The Raft is now on display at OMM as part of 'Grief and Pleasure' exhibition.

The Raft (2004), a video installation by media art pioneer Bill Viola, begins with a group of 19 men and women from different economic and ethnic backgrounds. Recorded in slow motion, The Raft draws attention to the transience of cultural and class differences and tells the story of people sticking together in the face of catastrophic events. The work depicts humanity, which has been helpless in the face of natural events since ancient times, in a visual language reminiscent of ancient Greek and Roman friezes and becomes one of the most impressive artworks of the exhibition 'Grief and Pleasure'.

Bringing 38 international and local artists together, 'Grief and Pleasure' showcases works produced in a range of media including painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation, with an aspiration to free the body from the yoke of authority and social ideologies, while holding a mirror to the changing values and norms of contemporary society. The exhibition investigates the boundaries of the body and the ways in which it is confined, its place within a complex network of contemporary relations, its virtual potential, and the ethical and social parameters that affect it.

Artists represented in the exhibition include Ali İbrahim Öcal, Alpin Arda Bağcık, Annemarie Busschers, Asger Carlsen, Ayça Telgeren, Begüm Yamanlar, Bill Viola, Bruce Nauman, CANAN, Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Elif Uras, Erdoğan Zümrütoğlu, Erwin Wurm, filip custic, Francesco Albano, Hicham Benohoud, Iiu Susiraja, Ata Doğruel, İnci Eviner, John Coplans, Julian Opie, Lea Colombo, Mamali Shafahi, Mustafa Ata, Onur Mansız, Ömer Uluç, Pınar Yolaçan, Robert Mapplethorpe, Saelia Aparicio, Shadi Ghadirian, Sibel Horada,Theo Triantafyllidis, Universal Everything, Vito Acconci, Willi Dorner, Yüksel Arslan and Zhang Huan. Spreading across all three floors of OMM – Odunpazarı Modern Museum, 'Grief and Pleasure' is on display until 30th July 2023. 

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20th January, 2023 Visual Art | Paintings