“Everyday’s Poetry – Scenes from the Fullness of Life” @ Anna Laudel Contemporary

Anna Laudel Contemporary will host the multi-disciplinary exhibition “Everyday’s Poetry – Scenes from the Fullness of Life” of internationally renowned artist Botero from Thursday 27 April through Sunday 25 June. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Klaus Wolbert.

Everyday's Poetry
Botero, Lying Woman, 2013, White marble, 25 x 73 x 23 cm (source: press release)

From the organizer:

Anna Laudel Contemporary presents Everyday’s Poetry – Scenes from the Fullness of Life​ displaying critically acclaimed works by Botero​ which have never previously been exhibited in Turkey. This carefully curated selection reflects Botero’s artistic exploration of the human experience, imbued with the artist’s familiar socio-political insight and characteristically subtle ironic wit, inviting visitors to participate on a journey through the intriguing images of the artist’s aesthetic.

Curated by Dr. Klaus Wolbert​, the former Director of Mathildenhöhe Institute in Darmstadt, the exhibition offers art lovers, connoisseurs and collectors in Istanbul an exclusive opportunity to discover and experience the inspirational creations of the important artist Botero.

Born in Medellin in 1932, the Colombian artist is listed among great artists of modern painting and sculpture with a unique pictorial identity due to his instantly recognisable and much loved corpulent figures. The art of Botero​ contains many references to his own Colombian culture and a great deal of satirical, ironic, social-critical, political and humanistic implications. Concerned with the presentation of characteristic social types, Botero’s anonymous figures are mostly representatives and performers of specific social characters found within in domestic or public situations or in other everyday circumstances.

Dr. Klaus Wolbert​, Curator of the exhibition said: “The exhibition can rightly be regarded as a prominent event in the art scene of the metropolis of Istanbul, for it presents a range of Botero’s artistic creativity, that represents an exceptionally high quality and in which his typical themes and subjects, including his idiosyncratic tendency to portray corpulent bodies, are introduced both in the framework of masterly executed design solutions as well
as in the form of fascinatingly successful observations and descriptions of the completely normal profane human life.”

Botero​’s solo exhibition Everyday’s Poetry – Scenes from the fullness of life​ is a call to participate in the colourful and inspiring world of the internationally renowned artist. Opening on the 27th of April​, the exhibition will be held across three floors of exhibition space in Karaköy, Bankalar Street and will be on display at Anna Laudel Contemporary​ in Istanbul until 25 June 2017​.

For more information, be sure to visit the official exhibition page.

Tuesday – Saturday: 12:00 – 19:00 / Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00 / Closed Mondays

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Image Source: Botero, Lying Woman, 2013, White marble, 25 x 73 x 23 cm – Press Release

Bankalar Caddesi 10 – Karaköy, Beyoğlu 34421



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