Or­well’s work finds new life in Is­tan­bul show

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Ge­orge Or­well’s 1984 is going through some­thing of a re­vival. His novel, pub­lished in 1949, de­tails govern­ment para­noia, ram­pant cen­sor­ship, group­think and per­se­cu­tion of in­di­vid­ual thought. It’s cur­rently back in the best­seller charts. This exhibition in Is­tan­bul takes in­spi­ra­tion from Or­well’s prophetic book. It also ex­plores the idea of poly­think – the abil­ity to hold mul­ti­ple and seem­ingly con­flict­ing ideas at once. The show starts with the Moscow Con­cep­tu­al­ists of the 1970s and in­cludes the work of 34 artists from across the globe. Dou­ble­think: Double Vi­sion runs at the Pera Mu­seum, Is­tan­bul, un­til Au­gust 6. For more in­for­ma­tion visit en.per­a­muzesi.org.tr.

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A 1984 plac­ard at a rally against NSA sur­veil­lance in Ger­many, in Frank­furt, 2013.

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