September 10, 2006 - Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center - We All Laughed at Christopher Columbus
September 10, 2006

We All Laughed at Christopher Columbus

Deimantas Narkevicius, still from The Role of a Lifetime, 2003

We All Laughed at Christopher Columbus
Roderick Buchanan, Jeremiah Day, Omer Fast, Runo Lagomarsino, Deimantas Narkevicius, Amalia Pica, Florian Wüst
Sept 14-Oct 21, 2006

Platform Garanti
Contemporary Art Center
276 Istiklal Caddesi,
Beyoglu 34340, Istanbul
00 90 212 2932361

www.platform.garanti.com.tr

Recently there has been a great deal of attention on artistic practices that focus on reconstructions of historical events – from reenactments to documentary videos, where the aim is to question, investigate or reconsider social attitudes of interpretation. Coming from a similar perspective, but diverging from these reconstructive tendencies, the exhibition We all laughed at Christopher Columbus deals primarily with subjective, artistic interpretations of specific historical events.
We all laughed at Christopher Columbus is a project organised in three parts. The title of the show is taken from a work by Runo Lagomarsino featured in the first version of the exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam between 22 July and 3 September 2006. The presentation in Istanbul includes the participation of two additional artists Omer Fast and Deimantas Narkevicius, a new work by Lagomarsino, as well as adapted installations by Florian Wüst and Jeremiah Day. The first exhibition offered a buoyant, light-hearted approach to the title and concept of the project, whereas the second exhibition in Istanbul possesses a more melancholy attitude. The third part in the series, a publication, will bring together texts and thoughts that have influenced and been discussed in relation to the topic.

Curated by Krist Gruijthuijsen and November Paynter

Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center
276 Istiklal Caddesi,
Beyoglu 34340
Istanbul
00 90 212 2932361
www.platform.garanti.com.tr

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