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Leica Gallery Istanbul hosts the first solo show of one of the most acclaimed Magnum photographers Thomas Hoepker in Turkey.

The exhibition titled “Sudden Glory” runs  between March 25 – June 3, 2017. The exhibition based on the definition of humor, “a sudden glory”, by 17th century philosopher Thomas Hobbes and curates on the statement in the catalog text; “We may call humor a sudden glory leading us to greater, more solid ones.”

The exhition brings together Hoepker’s iconic images such as his historical 9/11 shot as well as a series of Muhammed Ali portraits of 1966-67, Hoepker’s work from East Berlin, Malesia, Iran, Portugal, Italy, Chile, Antarctica, China and Venezuela.
The title of the exhibition is inspired by the 17th century philosopher Thomas Hobbes’s interpretation of humor as “a sudden glory” and the selection offers a chance to revisit the past work of Hoepker as well as historical times for the whole world, with a touch of irony and humour to open doors for new perspectives. The catalogue text below dwells on this issue.
His signed books will be available together with the exhibition at Leica Gallery Istanbul.

Catalogue Text- Thomas Hoepker

“Sudden Glory” by Yasemin Elçi

Catalogue Text- Thomas Hoepker

Date: 05/2017 Format: PDF (69.85 kB)

Thomas Hoepker - Magnum Photographer Thomas Hoepker’s

03/25/2017 - 06/03/2017

Leica Gallery Istanbul

Tarihi Bomonti Bira Fabrikası,
Birahane Sok., No:1/C
Bomonti, Sisli 34380
Istanbul, Turkey

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