Grief and Pleasure, Odunpazarı Modern Museum, Eskişehir, TR, 2022
OMM celebrates its 3rd year anniversary with a new group exhibition “Grief and Pleasure”, launching on 7 September 2022. Bringing together works by 38 artists, the exhibition centers around the capacity of the body to inhabit emotions such as happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, disgust, contempt and shame, as well as contradictory states such as grief and pleasure.
“Grief and Pleasure” showcases works produced in a range of media including painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation, with an aspiration to free the body from the yoke of authority and social ideologies, while holding a mirror to the changing values and norms of contemporary society. The exhibition investigates the boundaries of the body and the ways in which it is confined, its place within a complex network of contemporary relations, its virtual potential, and the ethical and social parameters that affect it.
38 artists represented in the exhibition include Ali İbrahim Öcal, Alpin Arda Bağcık, Annemarie Busschers, Asger Carlsen, Ayça Telgeren, Begüm Yamanlar, Bill Viola, Bruce Nauman, CANAN, Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Elif Uras, Erdoğan Zümrütoğlu, Erwin Wurm, filip custic, Francesco Albano, Hicham Benohoud, Iiu Susiraja, İ. Ata Doğruel, İnci Eviner, John Coplans, Julian Opie, Lea Colombo, Mamali Shafahi, Mustafa Ata, Onur Mansız, Ömer Uluç, Pınar Yolaçan, Robert Mapplethorpe, Saelia Aparicio, Shadi Ghadirian, Sibel Horada, Theo Triantafyllidis, Universal Everything, Vito Acconci, Willi Dorner, Yüksel Arslan and Zhang Huan . Spreading across all three floors of OMM, “Grief and Pleasure” can be visited until 30 July 2023.