53. An Indignant and Broken Heart Is of No Use to Anyone

The Museum of Innocence

The Museum of Innocence
Istanbul, Turkey

"I did not say another word all night. Because so many languages describe the condition I was in as “heartbreak,” let the broken porcelain heart I display here suffice to convey my plight at that moment to all who visit my museum." (The Museum of Innocence, Orhan Pamuk)

"Summer cinemas allow us to watch the story of our own heartbreak unfolding on the silver screen. Is it possible that by looking at objects we might see our memories as if they were a film? The Museum of Innocence has been made by those who think that this is possible, by those who believe in the magic of objects. We have been inspired by Kemal’s belief in objects, yet unlike the passionate collector, we are not moved by the fetishist’s desire to possess things, but rather by the wish to know the objects’ secrets. We carry in our own hearts the very same hope that we see emanating from the cinema crowd’s gaze this autumn evening, As our soul focuses on objects, we can feel in our broken hearts that the whole world is one, and we come to accept our own sufferings." (The Innocence of Objects by Orhan Pamuk)


  • Title: 53. An Indignant and Broken Heart Is of No Use to Anyone

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