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01 Apr 2011

Istanbul Modern presents 'Paradise Lost'

Paradise Lost
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art


Paradise Lost:
25 March-24 July 2011


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+90 212 243 43 19

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'Paradise Lost'

Istanbul Modern presents a new exhibition addressing the relationship between art, nature and technology: Paradise Lost. Lasting from 25 March to 24 July 2011, the exhibition consists of digital media and video works. Included in the show are 21 artists and a joint project who take into consideration subjects related to nature and examine the impact of industry and technology on the environment.

Curated by Paolo Colombo and Levent Calikoglu, the exhibition Paradise Lost takes a closer look at contemporary artists' approach to a series of topical subjects pertaining to the forms of using technology, and regarding nature, the animal world, and major ecological changes that have affected the world in recent years. Artists from different generations and backgrounds come together in the exhibition: Doug Aitken, Francis Alys, Katerina Athanasopoulou, Jim Campell, Ergin Cavusoglu, DesertMed, Shaun Gladwell, Emre Huner, 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.

The exhibition's main sponsor is Turk Telekom, its technology sponsor is LG, and supporting sponsor is Credit Suisse AG; besides the contributions of the Consulate General of the United States of America in İstanbul, the Italian Cultural Center, Istanbul, Goethe-Institut İstanbul, and the Consulate General of Switzerland in Istanbul.