Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

"Paradise Lost" explored the ways contemporary artists address a number of topical issues related to nature, the animal world and the major ecological changes that have affected the world in recent years.

The exhibition was centered on the idea that nature has been lost, disappeared, and may be impossible to rediscover. It was defined as a reality that was shaped and transformed by culture and has not yet been replaced by an alternative. The relationship we established with the animal world, increasingly important ecological transformations, descriptions of nature as a sanctuary, an apocalyptic view of the future and our economically motivated exploitation of nature and its consequences were some of the issues and approaches that artists from different generations and backgrounds used to present nature in this exhibition.

Artists: Doug Aitken, Francis Alys, Katerina Athanasopoulou, Jim Campbell, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Desertmed, Shaun Gladwell, Emre Hüner, Nina Katchadourian, Ali Kazma, Laleh Khorramian, Guy Maddin, Rivane Neuenschwander, Ulrike Ottinger, Tony Oursler, Qiu Anxiong, Pipilotti Rist, Charles Sandison, Kiki Smith, Bill Viola and Pae White

Curators: Paolo Colombo and Levent Çalıkoğlu

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