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"Under the Sign of the City: Contemporary Art from Turkey"
2001-12-20 until 2002-02-17
The Kunstmuseum Bonn has for
some years now been putting on
exhibitions that, in a globalized
world, are dedicated to the artistic
production of a geographic
periphery. At the beginning of 1996
there was the large exhibition
China!, followed in 1999 with
Contemporary Art from Portugal:
For this presentation the program includes 8 visions of
modern Turkish art since 1945.
The exhibition is not a backward look at Turkey's postwar art, but
sees itself as a young and
up-to-date position on aesthetic
ideas realized and formulated by 8
differently oriented artistic
personalities. All the artists live in
Turkey, or more precisely in
Istanbul. These artists demonstrate that art in
Turkey can very well claim to be
This exhibition features works by Esra Ersen (*1970 Ankara), Hale Tenger (*1960 Izmir), Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin (*1957 Ankara), Güven Incirlioglu (*1960), Ömer Ali Kazma (*1971 Istanbul), Serhat Kiraz (*1954 Istanbul), Murat Morova (*1970 Izmir).