Odunpazarı Modern Museum (OMM), situated in the historic Odunpazarı quarter of the central Turkish province of Eskişehir, invitations artwork fans to query humanity’s relationship with Earth, a planet on the brink of mass destruction, with its newest present. Launched on Oct. 2, the group exhibit “At the End of the Day” asks whether or not we are able to develop respectful methods of coexisting with nature via greater than 40 artworks by 36 artists.
The exhibition, curated by the OMM staff and spanning all three flooring of the museum, is the first new present to observe the museum’s reopening in July after a interval of non permanent closure on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the 2020-2021 artwork season, OMM provides an opportunity for viewers to rethink their relationship with the atmosphere.
Long earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic took over the world, changing into a world well being disaster, humankind was going through the penalties of the environmental issues that they triggered since the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century. Following the pure disasters induced by local weather change, immigration waves and a pandemic threatening individuals’s lives throughout the world, one query surfaced: While this Earth, which has been dwelling to numerous creatures for eons, is completely succesful of surviving with out humanity, will our species, who claimed to be the middle of this planet, take heed and develop respectful methods to coexist with nature?
Taking this into consideration, OMM’s “At the End of the Day” explores solutions to this query, that includes works that handle the distinction between exploitation and coexistence, migration and conquering, and reminiscence and monumentalizing. The present takes its inspiration from American author Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Word for World is Forest” and finds its roots in a world much like this seminal 1972 novella. The fictional world of Athshe, a once-peaceful planet colonized by people and stripped of its pure assets, finds a voice on this present with anti-colonial, anti-militaristic overtones.
The works of the exhibition discover hyperconsumerism and overproduction, colonization and coexistence, the mass migration of local weather refugees and the notion of nature as a mere commodity and backdrop to the human expertise. During this significant interval of understanding and realization, by which we develop into absolutely conscious of the threats posed by overusing pure assets in the title of pleasure and revenue whereas ignoring Earth’s ecological steadiness, this exhibition shines a lightweight on potentialities for our collective future, for higher or for worse.
OMM Exhibitions director Zeynep Birced stated about the exhibit, “As the pandemic has dropped at mild our fragile relationship with the planet and undermined our sense of management in addition to exposing the structural inequalities that exist because of this of environmental exploitation, the exhibition makes use of artwork as a instrument to boost consciousness about the myriad points going through our technology, delving into the previous, current and future.”
Bringing collectively over 40 works of portray, images, video and set up, the 36 artists represented in the exhibition embrace Adnan Varınca, Ahmet Doğu Ipek, Ali Ibrahim Öcal, Ali Kazma, Alper Aydın, Andreas Gurksy, Aras Seddigh, Aylin Zaptçıoğlu, Azade Köker, Bashir Borlakov, Burcu Perçin, Burcu Yağcıoğlu, Canan Tolon, Ekin Saçlıoğlu, Elmas Deniz, Emin Altan, Emin Mete Erdoğan, Fırat Engin, Guido Casaretto, Hale Tenger, Irem Tok, Joao Vilhena, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Lara Ögel, Marc Quinn, Murat Akagündüz, Mustafa Hulusi, Nazan Azeri, Osman Dinç, Pınar Yoldaş, Seon Ghi Bahk, Sergen Şehitoğlu, Serkan Demir, Stephan Kaluza, TUNCA and Yaşam Şaşmazer.
Along with the exhibit, a podcast sequence in Spotify that includes talks with a number of of the artists in “At the End of the Day” provides the likelihood to get to know the artists behind the scenes and attain out to artwork lovers who can not go to the museum in individual.
Designed by well-known Japanese structure workplace “Kengo Kuma and Associates” (KKAA) and impressed by Ottoman dome structure, conventional Japanese structure and civilian structure of Odunpazarı, OMM has hosted 4 standout exhibitions and two artist residencies, and welcomed greater than 166,000 guests from Turkey and overseas to this point. September 2020 marked one yr since the putting museum breathed new life into Eskişehir and the up to date artwork scene in Turkey.