The Playground Project
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
31.05.2018 – 28.10.2018
Nevin Aladag is part of The Playground Project at the Bundeskunsthalle, an exhibition on the subject of ‘Play’, which provides contemporary artists such as Ólafur Elíasson, Carsten Höller, Christian Jankowski, Michel Majerus, Thomas Schütte, Rirkrit Tiravanija et al with an opportunity to design interactive installations and spaces, forms and utensil for play. Visitors are invited to experience art in a playful, participatory and performative manner. According to a philosophical definition of Homo ludens, play is a primary condition of the generation of culture, because it is through play that Homo ludens, unlike Homo faber, develops his skills. It is in play as a fundamental, formative and necessary human activity that he discovers his individual qualities, and this experience allows him to develop his dormant personality. In this definition, play is equated with freedom and autonomy of mind.