In the fourth episode of Out of Focus, Jessica Morgan talks to Merve Çağlar about the essential need for shifts in art institutions, the significance of locality, and the ways to stay relevant for a younger audience. They discuss Dia Art Foundation’s approach to invite viewers to form authentic connections with the artworks, and how understanding this journey is a big part of the artwork itself.
“The work that we have is about space, light, and looking; perception. Perception is many things. If you look carefully, you are a critical reader of the world. I think in much of the work that we show is about that kind of critical lens even if it is not stated in a didactic manner.” – Jessica Morgan, Director of Dia Art Foundation