ISTANBUL. PASSION, JOY, FURY MAXXI

Exhibition, Rome, Italy.


From December 11, 2015 until April 30, 2016
The museum continues to explore the cultural milieu of the Mediterranean basin and the relations between the Middle East and Europe. Following the show Unedited History on contemporary Iranian art, MAXXI now addresses Istanbul. 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.