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    The walls of Burhan Doğançay at the MAH | City of Geneva

    Universal language

    In 2018, the Museum of Art and History received a major donation of works by the Turkish artist Burhan Doğançay (1929-2013)which could be seen in major museums around the world.

    More than fifty of these works (drawings and paintings) are presented in this new exhibition. They all belong to the “Walls of Israel” series created in 1975.

    Urban walls

    The artist became interested in urban walls in the mid-1960sbut it was only in 1975 – when he traveled to Israel – that he began his slightly mad “Walls of the World” project: a unique archive comprising approximately 30,000 photographs of walls taken in 114 countries throughout his career.

    This material and the sketches he made on site formed the basis of his graphic and painted works which depict, reframe, rework and reinterpret walls from the four corners of the globe, highlighting shared hopes and a common universal language.

    The exhibition is the subject of a catalog in collaboration with the Kunst Museum Winterthurwhich will host a second stage of the exhibition in 2024.

    Practical information

    Discover all the information on the exhibition website

    • From September 23, 2023 to February 11, 2024
    • Inaugural visit on Thursday September 28 at 6.30 pm
    • Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm | Thursday from midday to 9 p.m.

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