Into the Unknown
exhibition at the SALT museum in Turkey

  • Into the Unknown

    Agnieszka Polska, The Thousand-Year Plan (2020), 27’54’’, courtesy of the artist

Exhibition “Into the Unknown” opens on May 28 at SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata in Intanbul, Turkey. Organized by SALT in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, “Into the Unknown” was curated by Fatma Çolakoğlu (SALT Research and Programs Director) and Sebastian Cichocki (Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Chief Curator) in collaboration with writer and editor Eda Sezgin. It will be on view until August 14. 

In November 1989, the iconic Wall separating the ‘communist’ East from the ‘capitalist’ West fell. The demolition of the Wall created a threshold into a new world order and became a new milestone that shaped narratives of past and recent histories. "Into the Unknown", organized by SALT in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, concentrates on art’s ability to disrupt the established historical and cultural narratives in a post-1989 world subsequent to the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc, and seeks alternative subjectivities that go beyond existing and known accounts. Into the Unknown spreads across SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata.

Shining a spotlight on a body of work from the 2000s to the present central to the Museum’s moving image collection, the exhibition features works by Diane Severin Nguyen, Nathalie Djurberg, Agnieszka Polska, Józef Robakowski, Duncan Campbell, Deimantas Narkevičius, Shana Moulton, Jananne Al-Ani, Oleksiy Radinsky, Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska. The exhibition's consultant was Łukasz Ronduda.  

The accompanying public program for the exhibition will soon be announced at saltonline.org and on SALT's social media. We encourage you to learn more about the exhibition and the events planned during its run. 

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