Central to the exhibition will be a new collective performance project by Ai Weiwei:
Weiwei was present at a press conference held on Sept. Why should we understand the past? Weiwei said he grew up in a communist society and lived in New York for 12 years in his 20s.
This is why my life is made up of many phases. Now I am 60 years old. When I look at the past, I was totally against tradition. This has nothing to do with modernism.
Besides porcelains, the exhibition also displays a series Sakip sabanci essay videos, wall papers and photographs. I used to document my time by taking photos in the s in New York.
I did not even know at that time that I would become a well-known artist. Over works The exhibition consists of over works displayed on three floors of the museum and focuses particularly on those made of porcelain. Over the course of his career, Weiwei has produced works in many media, including video, wallpaper and photography as well as porcelain, and all of these are represented in the exhibition.
Porcelain is the focal point of this exhibition, functioning as a door opening onto the fundamental questions that the artist asks about authenticity, the historical transformation of value systems, and the role of art in influencing social change.
Weiwei treats Chinese porcelain as a material infused with meanings relating to both history and the present day, using its traditional form and idiom within topical debates. This installation is an example of how he uses both the connection of porcelain production with history and interpretations of the contemporary state of porcelain as a material.
In reacting to events in daily life, he frequently references this uniquely Chinese material. In his works shown at this exhibition the artist reflects on the subject of history in the light of surviving fragments of antiques, and presents a comprehensive view of the contemporary world.
The first of these activities consists of a talk by the artist and a conversation about his art production methods with Sir Norman Rosenthal, former director of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, on Sept. A catalogue whose contributors are Rosenthal, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Stacey Pierson will be published and will accompany the exhibition.
The exhibition, curated by the artist himself, will remain open until Jan.Sabanci University, in cooperation with Brookings, is pleased to announce the topic for the Sakip Sabanci International Research Award: “Living Together – Dialogue and Cooperation Within.
The catalogue, which is expected to become an important scholarly resource for Picasso researchers, will include essays by notable experts such as John Richardson and Michel Leiris, and will be available in both Turkish and English.
In honor of the late Sakip Sabanci, business man, philanthropist and Honorary Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sabancý University, Turkey, the "Sakip Sabanci International Research Awards" were presented on April 10, in Istanbul, Turkey. Sakip Sabanci International Research Award.
The “Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award” has been endowed as of in honor of the late Sakıp Sabancı, the Honorary Chairman of Sabancı University’s Board of Trustees.
From November 5th to February 27th , the Aga Khan Museum collection will travel to the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul, Turkey.
Entitled Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Arts of the Book and Calligraphy, the exhibition will be held within the framework . A different account of how the foundation discovered the suspect works revolves around another Miró exhibition in Istanbul, at the Sakip Sabanci Museum, which had initiated talks with the Miró.