The Impenitent/Istanbul exhibition will meet with the audience in Ark Kultur, Cihangir between April 29 and May 28. The exhibition including sixteen women artists draws different disciplines such as painting, drawing, video, photograph, sculpture, installation, illustration together. Conceptional frame and design of the exhibition are made by Arzu Yayıntaş and Neriman Polat.
Artists participating in the exhibition: Yeşim Ağaoğlu, Gizem Aksu, Sena Başöz, Deniz Bilgin, Banu Birecikligil, Fulya Çetin, Elif Varol Ergen, Nurcan Gündoğan, Gülsün Karamustafa, Neriman Polat, Özlem Şimşek, Aydın Teker, Güneş Terkol, Sevil Tunaboylu, Arzu Yayıntaş and Zulal.
“Impenitent” is an exhibition about feminity, but it does not intend to define or put the feminity in a frame, but rather it questions strict characterizations. This exhibition is actually a calling to think about feminity and get stronger together, for women who spoil the usual story of women and men, shake off all those descriptions, names and identities attached to them against their wills.
The exhibition is formed of art works made by women who search for their truths and deny to “Be Penitent.” There are works telling about women who question social gender codes, define feminity over and over again every single day, protect their own freedom and bodies, keep fighting against oppressions and restrictions of the power. In other words, “Impenitent” is an exhibition in which women denying feminity role assigned by male-dominant system and going after their dreams and desires tell about feminity. The exhibition provides an approach that embraces woman’s body, fantasies, dark side, imagination, freedom, fighting spirit, life power, fertility, sexuality and contradictions instead of victimhood.
Within the exhibition including different disciplines and approaches, there are also other activities such as performances, talks and workshops.
You can visit the “Impenitent/Istanbul” exhibition in Ark Kültür between April 29 and May 28. All art-lovers are invited to the opening at 18:30 on April 29. For more information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can download the images of the works from the following link
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