Within the scope of its 10th year, Istanbul Modern presents Plurivocality, an exhibition investigating the interrelations between auditory and visual arts through a selection of contemporary artwork in Turkey. Plurivocality opens up a field of inquiry that has never been explored by an exhibition before in Turkey. It also serves as a resource for understanding the cultural and sociopolitical role sound and music play in Turkey and the influence of various trends in music on the contemporary art practices.
The show features works by artists who treat the visual and the auditory not as distinct disciplines, but rather as two fields that work in tandem. The paintings, sculptures, videos and installations in the exhibition render sound / music visually as a theme, concept and issue. They use different forms of sound and pieces of music as metaphors, cultural references and means of expression.
A research area at the entrance of the exhibition hall, 'Repertoire' explores the intersections between music and the visual arts in Turkey throughout its history. Mapping the outcomes of the collaborations between prominent actors of both disciplines, 'Repertoire' is an initiative that aims to examine Turkey's sociocultural history from the late Ottoman era to the 1980s via its reflections in the visual arts and music.
Nevin Aladağ, Fikret Atay, Semiha Berksoy, Hussein Chalayan, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Burhan Doğancay, Cevdet Erek, Borga Kantürk, Servet Kocyiğit, Füsun Onur, Ferhat Özgür, Sarkis, Erinc Seymen, Merve Sendil, Hale Tenger, Vahit Tuna, :mentalKLINIK
Çelenk Bafra, Levent Çalıkoğlu
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art Website