Opening Orhan Pamuk. The Consolation of Things

When:
Thu, May 16, 2024, 7pm–11pm

Free admission

What else:

There will be simultaneous translation into German Sign Language.
No registration is required.

[Translate to Englisch:] Skizzenbuch © Orhan Pamuk
[Translate to Englisch:] Skizzenbuch © Orhan Pamuk

When:
Thu, May 16, 2024, 7pm–11pm

Free admission

What else:

There will be simultaneous translation into German Sign Language.
No registration is required.

On Thursday, May 16, from 7pm the opening of the exhibition "Orhan Pamuk. The Consolation of Things" will take place. Lenbachhaus Munich cordially invites you and your friends. 

Orhan Pamuk—the first Turkish writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature—presents his multifaceted creative output as a writer, photographer, graphic artist, curator, museum founder, and important political voice in today’s world. Pamuk tells his stories through objects. Based on his Istanbul "Museum of Innocence" with everyday objects associated with his novel of the same title, he transposes literature into the space of the museum, creating fictions that visitors can enter and immerse themselves in.

New works created especially for the presentation engage with the Lenbachhaus’s collections, interweaving the oeuvres of artists like Paul Klee, and Alfred Kubin with other novels by Pamuk. Meditating on the distinctive kind of consolation we can find in things, he grapples with themes that have preoccupied him for many years: cultural change, "Occidentalism" and "Orientalism," fiction and recollection, and the role of museums.

In the context of the exhibition