Until 27 April 2014
Bringing together more than 30 works produced by Marc Quinn since 2000, ‘The Sleep of Reason’ revolves around history, time and space, body and identity-related themes - all of which the artist has been exploring since the 1990s - proposing an investigation into the relationship between nature and culture as well the interaction between art and technology through dependency. The exhibition’s title is inspired by Goya’s etching The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (from the series of aquatint plates entitled ‘Los Caprichos,’ 1799.) In the etching, the artist represents himself sleeping, surrounded by the products of his own imagination, monsters and nightmares.
Presenting a wide range of media and materials used by Marc Quinn, the exhibition at ARTER proposes an extension of our perception towards the realm of the immaterial or that of the invisible by connecting the particular to the universal and challenging our framing of reality. The exhibition features a number of Quinn’s seminal works along with some of his most recent paintings and sculptures, which will be shown for the first time.
‘Marc Quinn – The Sleep of Reason’
ARTER - space for art
Istiklal Caddesi, 211
Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Tuesday –Thursday 11am – 7pm
Friday – Sunday 12 – 8pm
Marc Quinn 'Map of Where you can't see the Stars. Asia. August 25 2013' Oil on canvas
© Marc Quinn Photo: Todd-White Art Photography Courtesy White Cube