Nicole Colombo

An exercise in speculative fiction around searching for Paradise on Mars at Istanbul’s OJ, Sep 15-29

11 September 2017

The Paradise on Mars group exhibition is on at Istanbul’s OJ Art Space, opening September 15 and running to September 29.  

Curated by Erdem Cetrez, the show is an exercise in speculative fiction. Employing the backdrop of the newly colonised Mars, artists are invited to reflect on the “politically stuck and contradictory state of the present-day Earth” and fantasise on the potential of humankind as they set about establishing a new society on the rust-coloured planet.

The show brings together new and recent painting, sculpture, video and site-specific installation from local and internationally-based artists, including Adam Stamp, Andrew Birk, Berk Cakmakci, Bora Akinciturk, Burkut Kum, Emma Stern, Huey Crowley, Lara Joy Evans, Michele Gabriele, Monia Ben Hamouda, Nicole Colombo, Pinar Marul and Vitaly Bezpalov, 

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Monia Ben Hamouda, ‘Turn Bomb Craters into Swimming Pools,’ (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + OJ, Istanbul.
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Dead matter + other sensations in Monia Ben Hamouda’s Miranda at PANE, Mar 14 – 21

14 March 2017

Monia Ben Hamouda is presenting solo exhibition Miranda at Milan’s PANE projects, opening March 14 and running to March 21. 

Hamouda, who works between Milan, Helsinki and Tunisi, will show new work at Antonio Miranda butcher shop. Including a dedicated gift by Nicole Colombo, there will also be an accompanying text by Liege’s Diesel Project Space curator and co-founder Noëmi Merca, who moves between experiences of sensation and dead matter:

“Love. I remember this feeling; to love and to be loved. Also, the one who drives us to transcend ourselves through desire. Sweet passion: intense and pure, floating in an air balloon filled with a transparent liquid. Then, everything suddenly vanishes.”

This will be PANE’s third project in the their home city, Milan and marks their first solo exhibition.

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