Drawn from the Arter Collection and curated by Kevser Güler, the group exhibition entitled On Celestial Bodies focuses on questions revolving around the ways the mode of coexistence can be reconceived and reconstructed today. Interested in the potentials possessed by singularities to affect and to be affected, the exhibition explores the manners through which beings gather and disperse, interact with, drift apart and approach to one another. The exhibition invites the audience for a collective reflection on the meanings of the relational encounters that art productions traverse in terms of the possibility to establish a politics of life.
Artists: Thomas Bayrle, Elina Brotherus, Annabel Daou, A K Dolven, Aleksandar Dimitrijević, Terry Fox, Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga, Ludwig Gosewitz, Shilpa Gupta, Nilbar Güreş, Altan Gürman, Asta Gröting, Gülsün Karamustafa, Suchan Kinoshita, Milan Knížák, Igor Kopystiansky, Alicja Kwade, Nicholas Mangan, Vlado Martek, Aydan Murtezaoğlu, Alice Nikitinová, Füsun Onur, Fernando Ortega, Serkan Özkaya, Ebru Özseçen, Karin Sander, Monika Sosnowska, Mariana Vassileva
Image: Nilbar Güreş, Open Phone Booth (detail), 2011, Mixed media on fabric, 2 pieces; 79 × 78 cm each (framed), Arter Collection. Photo: Hadiye Cangökçe
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