The Paradise On Mars group exhibition at Istanbul’s OJ Art Space opened September 15 and ran to September 29.
Curated by Erdem Cetrez, the show includes work by 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.
An exhibition of painting, sculpture, video and installation, the curatorial premise “fantasizes the cultural aftermath of the colonization of Mars,” where current politics and geographies are explored through non-linear narrative within both the physical and present-day realities of inhabiting Earth as well as the desire for a Martian landscape. The press included a text by Andy Heckboyd that reads:
We are all together, like one big head. Floating over the land like a balloon.
Each line-in to the central heart. It’s located in the nose.
The thing that was figured out on Earth was how to use the internet to connect everyone to everything.
The data would be useful. A big head on Mars.
Is full of many different people, in individual unity.