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Rainbow in the Dark

November 14, 2014 – January 18, 2015

SALT Galata, Bankalar Caddesi No. 11, Karaköy

Curated by Sebastian Cichocki and Galit Eilat, this exhibition is SALT’s turn to celebrate 600 years of diplomatic relations between Poland and Turkey.

The show explores contemporary art from a post-secular perspective, and aims to challenge the outdated oppositions of the religious and the secular. It considers the power of popular religious images and how artists relate to the influence of religious symbols in everyday life.

Examining the unexpected alliance between the Roman-Catholic Church and the avant-garde artistic practice during the Martial Law period in Poland in the 1980s, a core group of works – tackling issues related to religion and spirituality – were selected from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.

The participating artists are: Paweł Althamer, Kader Attia, Fayçal Baghriche, Mirosław Bałka, Fatma Bucak, Köken Ergun, Nilbar Güreş, Jonathan Horowitz, Gülsün Karamustafa, Paweł Kwiek, Virgínia de Medeiros, Teresa Murak, Walid Raad, Zofia Rydet, Wael Shawky, Slavs & Tatars, Zbigniew Warpechowski and Artur Żmijewski.

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