Collection on display in Bahrain
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Some works from Istanbul Modern Museum collection is on display in Bahrain National Museum. The collection will be on display until June 8.A portion of Istanbul Modern’s collection is currently on view at the Bahrain National Museum, where it will remain on display until June 8.
The exhibition, “Istanbul Modern – Bahrain,” is a component of the series of collection exhibitions that have been held since 2009 by Istanbul Modern in major cities of the world such as Berlin, Seoul, and Rotterdam. The exhibition features a selection consisting of 180 works by 78 artists from Istanbul Modern’s collection of modern and contemporary art and photography. “Istanbul Modern – Bahrain” focuses on topical themes of the contemporary world such as imagination, identity, the body and the socio-political discourses surrounding it, present-day political tensions, the interdisciplinary nature of visual culture and the sanctification of life. Gathering together works completed at different periods and times, the exhibition describes Istanbul as a new continent at the center of contemporary art while pointing to the dynamics of transformation and change which have taken place in contemporary art in Turkey from the 1950s to the present day.
Works by artists such as Fahrelnissa Zeid, Aliye Berger, Ömer Uluç and many more.