Doublethink
Double vision

May 25 - August 6, 2017

Thinking has changed radically, but many people don't appear to have noticed. Our institutions have been stuck on linear Neo-Platonic tracks for 24 centuries. These antiquated processes of deduction have lost their authority. Just like art it has fallen off its pedestal. Legal, educational and constitutional systems rigidly subscribe to these; they are 100% text based.

“You probably think of Doublethink as a negative concept. We in Russia think of it as just the beginning,” says Russian artist, Pavel Pepperstein. The exhibition started with Moscow Conceptualists who were not acknowledged as artists by the state in 1970s and 80s, so had to form a new way of communication and showcased a new balance in thinking between text and image through the work of 34 artists from all around the world.

The exhibition title alluded to George Orwell’s seminal work 1984 and presented a selection that includes Tracey Emin, Marcel Dzama, Anselm Kiefer, Bruce Nauman, Raymond Pettibon, and Thomas Ruff, as well as Turkish artists, tracing the steps of pluralistic thought through works of art.

Curator: Alistair Hicks

Artists: Yuri Albert, Nikita Alexeev, Kader Attia, Sarnath Banerjee, Erik Bulatov, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Olga Chernysheva, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Marilá Dardot, Marcel Dzama, Tracey Emin, Merike Estna, Claire Fontaine, Sandra Gamarra, Duan Jianyu, Ali Kazma, William Kentridge, Waqas Khan, Anselm Kiefer, Galim Madanov and Zauresh Terekbay, Marko Mäetamm, Mónica de Miranda, Ciprian Mureşan, Arkady Nasonov, Bruce Nauman, Pavel Pepperstein, Raymond Pettibon, RAQS Media Collective, Thomas Ruff, Nedko Solakov, Erdem Taşdelen, Gavin Turk, Keith Tyson, Yangjiang Group

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Exhibition Catalogue

Doublethink<br>Double vision

Doublethink
Double vision

The exhibition Doublethink: Double Vision’s title alludes to George Orwell’s seminal work 1984 and offered a reading of alternative thinking methods. The word “Doublethink” was...

Nikita Alexeev

Nikita Alexeev

Join artist Nikita Alexeevfor a talk with curator Alistair Hicks, in relation to Pera Museum’s Doublethink: Double Vision exhibition. The talk will focus on Alexeev’s work “Iconostasis Tie”, which he produced specifically for the exhibition, and will also open a platform to discuss Moscow Conceptualism, a term that constitute the backbone of the exhibition. 

 

Ali Kazma

Ali Kazma

Join artist Ali Kazma for a talk with curator Alistair Hicks, in relation to Pera Museum’s Doublethink: Double Vision exhibition. The talk will focus on Kazma’s video in the exhibition, “House of Letters” and on the recently published book “A Voyage around Our Minds” written by Hicks and composed around the video work.  

Marko Mäetamm, Alistair Hicks

Marko Mäetamm, Alistair Hicks

Join artist Marko Mäetamm and curator Alistair Hicks for a talk in relation to Pera Museum’s Doublethink: Double vision exhibition.

How I Became an Artist: Marko Mäetamm

How I Became an Artist: Marko Mäetamm

Presented in relation to our Doublethink: Double vision exhibition, artist Marko Mäetamm will be live drawing on Pera Museum’s elevator and restroom walls openly in public.

Waqas Khan, Monica Narula (RAQS Media Collective), Alistair Hicks

Waqas Khan, Monica Narula (RAQS Media Collective), Alistair Hicks

As part of the exhibition “Doublethink: Double vision” Pera Museum is presenting a talk on Saturday May 27th at 14:30. Moderated by curator Alistair Hicks, the talk will be accompanied by the artists Waqas Khan, RAQS Media Collective.

Video

On Memory or How Can I Doublethink?

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Doublethink: Double vision, the selected visual journeys explore the notion of memory and how memory interplays between image and text. The juxtaposed images and texts capture the power or process of reproducing or recollection.


Doublethinking About Big Brother! <br> 11 Quotes from 1984

Doublethinking About Big Brother!
11 Quotes from 1984

Our Doublethink Double vision exhibition’s title alludes to George Orwell’s seminal work 1984 and presents a selection that includes Tracey Emin, Marcel Dzama, Anselm Kiefer, Bruce Nauman, Raymond Pettibon, and Thomas Ruff, as well as Turkish artists, tracing the steps of pluralistic thought through works of art.

Moscow Conceptualists

Moscow Conceptualists

Our institutions have been stuck on linear Neo-Platonic tracks for 24 centuries. These antiquated processes of deduction have lost their authority. Just like art it has fallen off its pedestal. Legal, educational and constitutional systems rigidly subscribe to these; they are 100% text based.

Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974)

Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974)

Louis Isadore Kahn was born in 1901 to a Jewish family in Pärnu, Russia (today Estonia), far from Philadelphia where he spent his whole life, worked, fell in love, and breathed his last. Kahn family emigrated to America when he was five years old.