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The gallery loaned two works by French artist Michel Nedjar for the group exhibition, You Know Who at Abdülmecid Efendi Mansion (Istanbul).

Encouraged by Ömer M. Koç and organized under the auspices of Koç Holding, this exhibition features artworks from Ömer Koç’s Collection, new productions commissioned for the occasion as well as artworks lent by institutions, artists and collectors from Turkey and abroad. In total, nearly 100 artworks by more than 45 artists are exhibited on the first floor, second floor and in the garden of the manor.

Focusing on the fascination and the fear of the unknown, You Know Who takes its cue from the rich Byzantine imagery and literary sources related to the supernatural, the uncanny and the otherworld.

Curated by Selen Ansen and Brigitte Pitarakis.

Michel Nedjar
Michel Nedjar - © christian berst — art brut

He is the most widely exhibited and published living art brut artist, yet the extraordinary trajectory of this Frenchman raises a question that is rarely addressed: that of the impermanence of art brut. Discovered by Jean Dubuffet at a time when he was working on the resurgence of the symbolic body, he allowed himself to become the protean artist we know and who, in his creation, embodies absolute freedom. His work can be found in countless collections, and he was the first artist brut to enter the collections of the Musée national d’art moderne (Pompidou). Exhibited at the Monnaie de Paris, the Albertina Museum and the Mona, Michel Nedjar has been the subject of nine monographic exhibitions.

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