The exhibition “Grief and Pleasure” is now at OMM.
Focusing on all the mechanisms that simultaneously enable human emotions such as happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, disgust, contempt and shame, as well as contradictory states such as grief and pleasure, the exhibition brings together works from various media including painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation. The exhibition will be on display until 30 July 2023.
“Why Do We Raise Boys the Way We Do?”: Sinan Tuncay
We talked to the artist about social rituals, space-body, and individual-society relations.
“Ayşe Loves Fatma”: Nilbar Güreş
Focusing on the representation of women, Nilbar Güreş talks about the intense working habits of Black Sea women in her works from the TrabZONE series and her personal bond with fabrics.
“Are You Still Talking?”: Mustafa Boğa
Frequently dealing with cultural conflicts and potential areas of reconciliation in his practice, Mustafa Boğa tells about his changing self over the years and his works in the exhibition “Don’t Look Back Deep is the Past.”
“A New Hopelessness”: Şener Özmen
On Şener Özmen’s identity as an artist, the symbolic power of the flags, and the center-periphery relationship...
“Ghost Faces, Imagined Spaces”: Rehan Miskci
We talked to the artist about empty studios, Armenian language’s spatiality in Turkey, and photographer Maryam Şahinyan's extensive archive.
“On Seeking a Hypothetical Home”: Cansu Yıldıran
We talked to the artist Cansu Yıldıran about the linear relationship between deprivation and rejection, and the struggle to exist.
“There is Another Possibility”: Zeren Göktan
We talked to Zeren Göktan about the beadwork art practiced by prison inmates, immortalizing the memory of female victims of violence in Turkey, and the digital "Monument Counter" project.
In Conversation: Murat Akagündüz
We talked to Murat Akagündüz about our indirect relationship with nature, and Greta Thunberg as the "prophet of our age".
In Conversation: Sergen Şehitoğlu
We talked to Sergen Şehitoğlu about the graveyard for planes and the search for order at the center of human activity.