Shows & Exhibitions

Centre Pompidou-Metz is highlighting in its Japanese Season. From September 2017 to May 2018, three exhibitions and a dozen gatherings, concerts, and performances provide new insights into Japan, from the modern history of its architecture to its most recent artistic expressions.

The exhibition presented by Nicolò Degiorgis (Bolzano, 1985), Museion's guest curator for 2017, gravitates around the concepts of fatherland and Heimat—a German term which loosely translates as a sense of belonging—interpreted in the light of current events in Europe.

With the support of Akbank, Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum hosts Ai Weiwei’s first exhibition in Turkey between 12 September 2017 and 28 January 2018. The exhibition, titled Ai Weiwei on Porcelain, showcases an extensive selection from the artist’s oeuvre alongside new works. Focusing on Ai Weiwei’s wide-ranging production in the medium of porcelain, the exhibition presents a narrative informed by the artist’s life story and his approach to both the tradition of craftsmanship and art history.

Some Context is structured around 20,000 copies of The Situation, a book made up of transcribed, edited and censored conversations between the artist and friends about ‘the situation’. This theme is interpreted differently in each conversation. The books provide the stuffing—in shredded form—for the ‘transitional objects’ also displayed in the space, and will be shredded at the end of the exhibition.

The Third Line is proud to present The Line of March, a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Pouran Jinchi. With her new body of work, Pouran returns to a fundamental preoccupation—the parallels between art and language as modes of communication—while extending her artistic expression in new directions.

Pilevneli Gallery of Istanbul to open its doors for the very first time. Located in the historical district of Dolapdere in Istanbul, Pilevneli Gallery is the realization of Murat Pilevneli's long term ambition to mark an exciting new chapter in contemporary art scene in Istanbul and in the region with an international perspective.

Mesonya/ is sculptor Katinka Bock’s exhibition of new work made for Siobhan Davies Studios. This is the first of three visual artists’ commissions taking places in the Studios as part of the Traces Commissions programme. For her first solo presentation in the UK, Bock creates an installation in the extraordinary Roof Studio that responds to and emphasises the space’s constantly changing use.

Land/Sea (Tir/Môr) is a major new solo exhibition by Wales-based artist Mike Perry, with an accompanying new Ffotogallery publication. Perry’s work engages with significant and pressing environmental issues, in particular the tension between human activity and interventions in the natural environment, and the fragility of the planet’s ecosystems.

Karshan-Schlitz: In Dialogue features drawings by Linda Karshan dating from 1996 – 2004, selected for this exhibition by curator Dr. Mark McDonald of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Prints & Drawings Dept.; and two large works on paper and a series of small drawings by Frauke Schlitz.

Co-curated by Huma Kabakcı and Mine Küçük, a group exhibition titled Past Meets Present will showcase a selection of works by 16 Turkish and international artists at Anna Laudel Contemporary from September 7 to October 13, 2017. All participating artists come from different artistic and cultural backgrounds yet their individual art practices are informed by a shared interest in the research, excavations and discoveries of historians, scientists and archaeologists.


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