SALT: Istanbul Eindhoven-SALTVanAbbeThe Art Dossier on April 18, 2012 with 0 Comments
SALT, a non-profit institution based in Istanbul that hosts exhibitions and engages in interdisciplinary research, will collaborate once again with Van Abbemuseum in the Netherlands. The project’s goal is to celebrate the growing cultural exchange between Turkey and the Netherlands and the 400 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Istanbul Eindhoven-SALTVanAbbe: 68-69 opens on April 20th and the exhibition will focus on works from the Van Abbemuseum collection created between 1968 and 1989.
The exhibition takes the early 1960s as its starting point where many discursive, profound transformations in art practices began to take hold. It focuses upon the artists’ withdrawal from studio careers both literally and figuratively in favor of expanded practices. It looks at reality through documentary processes; detaching the role of language, text and information from the humanist subject and offers a thoughtful and sophisticated analysis of art institutions as part of the social order, as well as issues of gender, environment, and post-colonialism. From mid-1960s onwards, the audience acquires a fundamental role in completing the work and turning perception into meaning. Such a critical structural shift of the viewer’s role is reflected in the renunciation of the self-contained artistic authority as an expression of the self.
Artists featured in this exhibition include: Carl Andre, Gerrit van Bakel, John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Lothar Baumgarten, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Marinus Boezem, Marcel Broodthaers, Cengiz Çekil, Jan Dibbets, Ger van Elk, Ayşe Erkmen, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Altan Gürman, Hans Haacke, Douglas Huebler, Joan Jonas, Donald Judd, Joseph Kosuth, John Körmeling, David Lamelas, Sol LeWitt, Ahmet Öktem, Ergül Özkutan, Michalengelo Pistoletto, Martha Rosler, Ulrich Rückriem, Edward Ruscha, İsmail Saray, Gerry Schum, Thomas Schütte, Lawrence Weiner and Ian Wilson.
April 20 to August 26, 2012
İstiklal Caddesi 136
Beyoğlu 34430 İstanbul Türkiye
For more information, please visit: saltonline.org/en