11 December 2015 - 30 April 2016, Maxxi Contemporary Art Museum, Rome.
The passion for creativity - The joy that emerges from achieving objectives- The fury of the city
An exploration through major works and new artistic production with in-depth examinations and first-hand testimony, Istanbul: Passion, Joy, Fury tackles the dynamics, the changes and the cultural demands of contemporary Turkey, a bridge between the western and eastern worlds. Starting out with the recent protests at Gezi Park, the exhibition examines five major themes: urban transformations; political conflicts and resistance; innovative models of production; geopolitical urgencies; hope, by the works of invited artists and architects.
curated by Hou Hanru with Ceren Erdem, Elena Motisi and Donatella Saroli