Anna Laudel Istanbul is presenting the group exhibition “Love Over Entropy” between 11 March – 29 April 2021. The exhibition focuses on the notion of “mind” in an ecosystem where constant change is the new normal.

Curated by Ayça Okay and coordinated by Lal Batman, “Love Over Entropy” showcases a diverse selection of artworks by 19 artists, including Elçin Acun, Lal Batman, Büşra Çeğil, Bahadır Çolak, Fırat Engin, Zeren Göktan, Kadriye İnal, Dinçer İşgel, Fırat İtmeç, Volkan Kızıltunç, Sinan Logie, Mert Özgen, Serra Duran Paralı, Nejat Satı, Ahmet Sel, Hande Şekerciler, Furkan Temir, Halil Vurucuoğlu and Aybala Yalçın.

Taking its name after an electronic music band Love Over Entropy and their song with the same title, the exhibition refers to ‘entropy’, which is defined as the randomness and disorder in a system. This also reminds us that ‘everything that exists in the universe is doomed to disappear one day’. Referring to this notion, the exhibition investigates the 21st century’s new trend called “sapiosexuality” that has emerged as a response.

“Love Over Entropy” questions the potential and the pleasure created by the “mind”, centering around the concept of sapiosexuality, which means being sexually attracted to highly intelligent people. Advancements in technologytransformed all humanity, including our relationships as well as the physical environment that we live in. This in return let us find new ways to adapt to this constantly changing circumstances where “mind” is placed at the very center of our lives.

Artists displaying at “Love Over Entropy” reflecting on this new trend and how the mind has become an object of desire. The selected works aim to evoke questions on the new designs of society and our relationship habits formed by the social dynamics which are rapidly changing and abandoning the concepts and values from the past. This interdisciplinary flirt of 19 artists stands up against both reason and emotions.

“Love Over Entropy” features a curated selection of works with different mediums and techniques including painting, photography, installation, video, sculpture, and neon works, and will be on display until 29 April 2021 at Anna Laudel Istanbul.


Photos: Kayhan Kaygusuz

Elçin Acun, Without a Story 1, 2017, Video Installation, 3:30