tagged: turkish artists

İnci Eviner in Retrospective: “There Is No Woman, Only Symbols, Images, and Representations”

by Pınar Üner Yılmaz
only in dark the light,only in dying life:bright the hawk’s flight on the empty sky.             —The Creation of Ea Ursula K. Le Guin, Tehanu   İnci Eviner is a gatherer: she collects the memory of crowds, unearths folk narratives, and retells their stories in her own language. She is a hunter: she traces misogyny, detects hierarchy, and targets it with the tools of a unique feminist visual lexicon. Although she doesn’t specifically identify her work as feminist, Eviner dissolves... [more]
Posted by Pınar Üner Yılmaz on 7/7/16

Get Up to Speed with Istanbul’s Galleries and Emerging Artist Spaces

by Pınar Üner Yılmaz
Hosting 102 leading and emerging galleries from 24 countries, Contemporary Istanbul (CI) is one of Istanbul’s top international art fairs. More than its younger counterpart ArtInternational, CI presents the best that the local scene has to offer, and although it mainly brings together high-end commercial galleries, CI also hosts non-profits, artist initiatives, and even hybrid galleries that question the notion of “fine arts.” With its “Emerging” sector and wide range of Istanbul exhibitors,... [more]
Posted by Pınar Üner Yılmaz on 11/12/15

Between East and West: The Making of Contemporary Art in Istanbul

by Pınar Üner Yılmaz
The socio-economic events of the late 80s were the harbingers of new cultural forms that gave rise to global interactions and to the transgression of art beyond its conventional sphere in the Euro-American world. Large-scale international exhibitions provided new platforms for cross-cultural dialogues, questioning political and aesthetic definitions in a so-called globalized art world. Recently, the center has shifted again towards the former peripheries, while making these fringes a... [more]
Posted by Pınar Üner Yılmaz on 3/3/15
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