On October 28, The Moving Museum launched it’s 2014 Istanbul exhibition in the Shishane Otopark. It was held across 3 floors of the complex, inhabiting five central halls, a metro level mezanine, and the public outdoor park. The exhibition spanned over 80,000 square feet and featured newly commissioned presentations by all 46 artists and collectives during the intensive three month residency period in Istanbul.

The participating artists represent a generation of practitioners working seamlessly across disciplines and borders, displacing aesthetics and redefining best practices against a backdrop of constant change. The exhibition served to articulate these approaches through the locus of Istanbul, a city echoing this artistic flux, and whose questions and promises embody a microcosm of compatible concerns.

Through various discussions with artists it was collectively decided that the exhibition would establish a forum for individual perspectives, with artists entering on distinct terms, culminating in a space that seeks to stress the possibility of contradictions and multi-perspectivity, and to highlight the individual approach each artist has developed within the residency. With this in mind, the exhibition reflected the structure of its process through individual solo presentations, creating a space for discovery and possibility.