Video installation by Bill Viola Sal at the exhibition “Sorrow and Delight” at OMM


How about indulging your soul with art and discovering unique works in an unforgettable exhibition? The group exhibition “Mourning and Haze”, which met with the audience last September at the OMM – Odunpazarı Modern Museum in Eskisehir and brought together 38 local and foreign artists, continues with a new video installation that has replenished its collection.

Mourning and Pleasure Exhibition, OMM

The OMM exhibition “Sadness and Pleasure” focuses on all the mechanisms that simultaneously make possible contradictory states of human existence, such as happiness, admiration, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, disgust, contempt and shame, as well as sorrow and pleasure in one and the same the same body.. The selection includes works made in various disciplines, from painting to photography, from sculpture to video and installation. The exhibition, dedicated to the limitations and subtleties of the modern human body, its role in complex relationships from the past to the present and its ethical and social parameters, reflects the changing values ​​and norms of society through the body. .

Mourning and Pleasure Exhibition, OMM

At the exhibition “Sorrow and Joy” Ali Ibrahim Ocal, Alpin Arda Bagdzhik, Annemarie Bushers, Asger Carlsen, Aycha Telgeren, Begum Yamanlar, Bill Viola, Bruce Nauman, CANAN, Katherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Elif Uras, Erdogan Zumrutoglu, Erwin Wurm, Philip Kastic, Francesco Albano, Hisham Benohud, Iiu Susiraja, Ata Dogruel, Inji Eviner, John Coplans, Julian Opie, Lea Colombo, Mamali Shafahi, Mustafa Ata, Onur Mansiz, Omer Uluch, Pinar Yolachan, Robert Mapplethorpe, Saelia Aparicio, Shadi Ghadirian . It features the work of Sibel Horada, Theo Triantafillidis, Universal Everything, Vito Acconci, Willy Dorner, Yuksel Arslan and Zhang Huang. The exhibition can be viewed at OMM until July 30, 2023.

Video installation by Bill Viola Sal

Parallel to the exhibition, after artist Ata Dogruel’s non-stop performance “40 Days / 960 Hours” “Source of Light”, which attracted a lot of attention from art lovers, American artist Bill Viola Sal ameets its visitors at the OMM as part of the exhibition “Sorrow and Joy”.

Video installation by Bill Viola Sal

Bill Viola, one of the pioneers of media art shawl (2004) begins with a picture of a group of 19 men and women from different economic and ethnic backgrounds. Recorded in slow motion shawl, Drawing attention to the transience of cultural and class differences, he tells the story of people squeezed together in the face of cataclysmic events. The work adds another dimension to the Sorrow and Joy exhibition with a visual language reminiscent of ancient Greek and Roman Frisians and a humanity that has been helpless in the face of natural phenomena since ancient times.

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You may be interested: December 17th is the last day of Ata Dogruel’s “Source of Light” performance at OMM.

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