At the End of the Day : Group Exhibition

2 October 2020 - 25 April 2021
Odunpazarı Modern Müze (OMM), Eskisehir

We're delighted to announce that Pi Artworks represented artist Osman Dinç's work ''Elbow Grease of Bee'' will be exhibit at OMM Museum until 25 April 2020. 

 

In Osman Dinç’s works, keeping the essence of the material, forms are brought together with nature, culture, and technique. The thoughts that show up in his sculptures make the invisiblevisible with a minimalist approach. In his work titled Elbow Grease of Bee(2017), Dinc emphasizesthe hypocrisy toward the workers' labor in the context of global economy functioning. The installation, made of hundred aluminum castings and consisting of bowls with beeswax reminds, glorifies, and presentsthe value of human labor in a poetic sequence.


About the Group Exhibition

Before the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 became a global health crisis, humanity was on the brink of its initial face off with the environmental damage it has wrought since the Industrial Revolution. Natural disasters induced by climate change, an immigration wave that is yet to crest, and a worldwide pandemic highlighting the disparities in governing systems all point to a realization we humans can no longer ignore. This earth, which humanity has claimed to be the center of, and has claimed dominance and entitlement over, is perfectly capable of surviving without us. Will our species acknowledge their humble place in the universe and develop respectful ways of coexisting with nature?

“At the End of the Day” explores this line of questioning, featuring works that address the distinction between exploitation and coexistence, migration and conquering, and memory and monumentalizing. The selection, which counts Ursula K. Le Guin's 1972 novella “The Word for World is Forest” among its points of reference, finds its roots in a world similar to that of the fictional Athshe, a once-peaceful planet colonized by humans and stripped of its natural resources. Drawing from hyper-consumerism and overproduction, false notions of nature as a commodity or a mere backdrop to human experience, and the mass migrations of climate refugees—which are all sure to mark the coming century—the works included in this show invite viewers to reconsider their relationship to and with the environment.

During this crucial period of understanding and realization, in which we become fully aware of the threats posed by overusing natural resources in the name of pleasure and profit while ignoring the earth’s ecological balance, this exhibition shines the light of the present on the possibilities for our collective future, for better or for worse.

 

Artists: Adnan Varınca, Ahmet Doğu İpek, Ali İbrahim Öcal, Ali Kazma, Alper Aydın, Andreas Gursky, Aras Seddigh, Aylin Zaptçıoğlu, Azade Köker, Bashir Borlakov, Burcu Perçin, Burcu Yağcıoğlu, Canan Tolon, Ekin Saçlıoğlu, Elmas Deniz, Emin Altan, Emin Mete Erdoğan, Fırat Engin, Guido Casaretto, Hale Tenger, İnci Eviner, İrem Tok, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Lara Ögel, Murat Akagündüz, Mustafa Hulusi, Nazan Azeri, Osman Dinç, Pınar Yoldaş, Sergen Şehitoğlu, Serkan Demir, Stephan Kaluza, TUNCA, Yaşam Şaşmazer

 

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