subREAL at SALT Beyoğlu comprises a selection of works from the retrospective exhibition that took place at The National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest (MNAC) in 2012. The artistic practice of the “action group” subREAL undertakes political, social and cultural criticism with a sharp sense of humor while creating a vigorous visual language.
subREAL investigated the culture of late-communist Romania, its transition into a form of liberal capitalism and the floundering establishment of democratic institutions during the 1990s.
The Interviewing the Cities (1999-2005) series – one of the newer works by subREAL shown at SALT – focused on the characters and support structures needed for presenting art, articulating a subjective but telling register of personal relationships with people, places and objects.
subREAL at SALT Beyoğlu is organized with the contribution of the Romanian Cultural Institute in İstanbul (ICR) and is part of the ongoing collaboration between SALT and ICR İstanbul, initiated in 2011.
subREAL, May 08 – August 11, 2013 at SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul
Another exhibition with artists who are investigating the city with the help of decline processes can be seen at the Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin: Open Monument. Open Monument, May 4 - June 16, 2013 at Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin