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Inattentional Blindness

January 11, 2014 – February 22, 2014

Zilberman Gallery and Project Space, Mısır Apt, İstiklâl Cad 163, Floors 2 & 3, D5 & 10, Galatasaray, Beyoğlu, 34433 İstanbul


Curated by Işın Önol, this group exhibition explores how the media, politics and the advertising industry are instrumental in manipulating ‘free choice’. Named after the psychological term ‘inattentional blindness’, which refers to the condition in which the subject fails to notice a fully visible but unexpected object because attention has been shifted to another task, event or object, the exhibiting artists deploy various strategies in relation to the notions of visibility and perception.

Full of interesting, quirky and tongue-in-cheek works spanning the whole range of disciplines, this is a timely and pertinent exhibition, especially for Turkey. Political questions about our perception of justice, the normalisation of injustice and its social consequences are raised in Sophie Dvořák’s drawings (above). With her performative act (below), Aylin Tekiner contributes to the information manipulation processes.

The rest of the exhibiting artists are Şakir Gökçebağ, Berat Işık, Claudia Larcher, Bernd Oppl and Liddy Scheffknecht.

All works are for sale and prices range between €800 and €8,500.



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