The Improbable Cry of the Reticent Gaze


22nd December 2017 – 25th February 2018

Sergi Bilgisi

Chema Madoz, one of the world's most important conceptual photographers, in Turkey for the first time at the Izmir Folkart Gallery.

You can visit Chema Madoz's exhibition, entitled "The Improbable Cry of the Reticent Gaze", at the Folkart Gallery from December 22, 2017 to February 25, 2018.

Fictionalizing and capturing ordinary objects from daily life with a surrealistic aesthetic perspective, Spanish artist Chema Madoz's works will be exhibited for the first time in Turkey at the Izmir Folkart Gallery. The exhibition, entitled "Unusual Scream of the Silent Look", opens on December 22.

The exhibition of Spanish photographer Chema Madoz, who is considered to be among the greatest artists in the world of photography and accepted as a 'master who reflects the secret poetry of objects to the art of photography', will take place at Folkart Gallery from December 22, 2017 to February 25, 2018. Interpreting the reality of objects through his unique and alternative viewpoint, Spanish photographer Chema Madoz creates poetic metaphors and new visual feasts especially in his black and white photographs by helping ordinary objects escape their daily tasks. In his works, Madoz makes art lovers reflect on various objects we often see in our daily lives, but do not recognize.

Chema Madoz, known as "the visual poet", is considered to be one of the most important photographers of our day, revealing the extraordinariness of ordinary everyday life with poetic aesthetics.

In his photographs also used in advertisements, Madoz has harnessed objects from everyday life to generate surrealistic images with a unique technique since the 1990s in particular. The exhibition “The Improbable Cry of the Reticent Gaze”, which will be introduced at Folkart Gallery, will show 80 works by the artist and as well as special objects that have been a source of inspiration for these pieces. The Madoz exhibition is coming to Turkey for the first time.

Bedri Rahmi Eyüpoğlu