Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

Istanbul Museum of Modern Art

Charles Sandison, “Reading Glass,” 2005-2010.
Courtesy of yhe artist and Bernier, Eliades Gallery, Athens.

April 16, 2011

Paradise Lost
25 March–24 July 2011

İstanbul Modern
Meclis-i Mebusan Ave. Liman İşletmeleri
Sahası Antrepo No:4 Karaköy
İstanbul, Turkey

İstanbul Modern presents a new exhibition addressing the relationship between art, nature and technology: Paradise Lost. Lasting from 25 March to 24 July 2011, the exhibition consists of digital media and video works. Included in the show are 21 artists and a joint project who take into consideration subjects related to nature and examine the impact of industry and technology on the environment.

Curated by Paolo Colombo and Levent Çalıkoğlu, the exhibition Paradise Lost takes a closer look at contemporary artists’ approach to a series of topical subjects pertaining to the forms of using technology, and regarding nature, the animal world, and major ecological changes that have affected the world in recent years. Artists from different generations and backgrounds come together in the exhibition: Doug Aitken, Francis Alÿs, Katerina Athanasopoulou, Jim Campell, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, DesertMed, Shaun Gladwell, Emre Hüner, Nina Katchadourian, Ali Kazma, Laleh Khorramian, Guy Maddin, Rivane Neuenschwander, Ulrike Ottinger, Tony Oursler, Qiu Anxiong, Pipilotti Rist, Charles Sandison, Kiki Smith, Bill Viola, and Pae White.

The exhibition’s main sponsor is Turk Telekom, its technology sponsor is LG, and supporting sponsor is Credit Suisse AG; besides the contributions of the Consulate General of the United States of America in İstanbul, the Italian Cultural Center, İstanbul, Goethe-Institut İstanbul, and the Consulate General of Switzerland in İstanbul.

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