ELDORADO: A Wor{l}d Game

SOLO EXHIBITION at
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
(GALERİJA UMJETNINA)
SPLIT, CROATIA

APRIL 10 - MAY 19, 2019

CURATED BY  BAŞAK ŞENOVA and 
BRANKO FRANCESCHI

A research based project, ELDORADO questions the role of art and the artist in the gentrification process. Ali Cabbar has been working on this long term project since 2016, when Dolapdere neighborhood near his Istanbul studio showed signs of change right after a contemporary art museum construction started there. Some art galleries bought or restored buildings near the construction site, starting a trend that’s seen in many of the world’s major cities, where art becomes the driving force behind the gentrification.