Hussein Chalayan is taking part in the group exhibition titled ‘Fear and Love – Reactions to a Complex World’ with his work Room Tone* at the Design Museum’s new building designed by John Pawson. The show can be viewed until April 23, 2017. The exhibition is curated by Justin McGuirk, the new chief curator of […]

8.04.2017 /

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“Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora”, George Washington University Textile Museum, Washinton, USA

Hussein Chalayan’s video titled “Afterwords” is part of the group exhibition “Stories Of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora” at George Washington University Textile Museum between April 16 – September 4, 2016. The exhibition features six invited and 38 juried textile artists who use this intimate and powerful medium to comment on migration. The exhibition is […]

16.04.2016 /

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‘Artist In Their Time’, Istanbul Modern Museum

Istanbul Modern’s collection exhibition, “Artists in Their Time”, focuses on how artists position their work and themselves within the concept of time. It suggests a conceptual field for examining, and reconciling, the links between an artist’s time and societal, cultural, natural and universal time. Uniting artists from very different periods, geographies and disciplines around common […]

22.09.2015 /

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‘Imminence of Desire’, Istanbul Modern Museum, Permanent Collection, Istanbul, Turkey

Hussein Chalayan’s installation, ‘Imminence of Desire’, dated 2011, has been acquired by Istanbul Modern. ‘Imminence of Desire’ examines Istanbul’s place within a cultural and historical context. Over thousands of years Istanbul has had over approximately 150 names. Each name reflects a particular culture’s attachment to the city. Remarkably diverse cultures have at one time or […]

10.03.2015 /

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‘I am Sad Leyla’, Istanbul Modern Museum, Permanent Collection, Istanbul, Turkey

Hussein Chalayan’s installation, ‘I am Sad Leyla’ has been acquired by Istanbul Modern. The installation is a nuanced combination of audio, film, sculpture and musical notation that creates a “disembodied experience” of a performance of a traditional Turkish classical composition by Sertab Erener, accompanied by an orchestra. Here, Chalayan examines the experience of music as […]

5.12.2014 /

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Within the scope of its 10th year, Istanbul Modern presents “Plurivocality”, an exhibition investigating the interrelations between auditory and visual arts through a selection of contemporary artwork in Turkey. Exploring the close bond the visual arts have established with sound and music from past to present, “Plurivocality” reveals the special personal and social roles music plays […]

27.06.2014 /

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‘At The Crossroads 2: Contemporary Art From Istanbul To Kabul’, Sotheby’s London

Sotheby’s London ‘At The Crossroads 2: Contemporary Art from Istanbul to Kabul’, an innovative selling-exhibition organized by Sotheby’s will take place between 27 March and 1 April 2014 at Sotheby’s London. Showcasing top-end contemporary works from the countries of the Caucasus, Central Asia, Turkey and Iran, the exhibition includes works of Nil Yalter and Hussein Chalayan. […]

12.03.2014 /