Saturday, January 16, 2010

Nilbar Güreş: "Artist Beyond" Talk

February 13, 2010 Saturday, 14:00

Platform Garanti

Garanti Han

Istiklal Cad. No:115


One of the participants of 6th berlin biennial Nilbar Güreş will discuss her recent projects during her talk at Platform. This conversation is realized in the context of an international cooperation as part of Artists Beyond, the prelude to the 6th berlin biennial for contemporary art to be realized between June 11 and August 08, 2010. Platform has been hosting artist talks since early 2009 with artists whose works are rarely presented in Turkey.

The works of Nilbar Güreş thematise female identity and gender issues, exploring the methods of visibility in public space. Against the backdrop of changing gender roles in contemporary Turkey, Güreş produces striking visual representations. As a result her works challenge the traditional patriarchal order that has been operating since the invention of normality, (hetero) sexuality and sexual perversion in the 18th century.

Nilbar Güres completed her masters degree at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna where she has been living and working. Selected exhibitions of Güreş in 2009 include; Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Vienna; 11th Istanbul Biennial; Gallery Anita Beckers, Frankfurt; and TANAS, Berlin.

The berlin biennial for contemporary art is organized by KW Institute for Contemporary Art and funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. Artists Beyond has been funded with support from the European Commission.