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NILBAR GÜREŞ
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15 June until 10 September 2018

What is fascinating about Nilbar Güreş’s art is the unique poetic and humorous inventiveness that always also has a critical and political underside. In her photographs, collages, objects and videos, Güreş explores clichés of the social visibility of women in different cultural fields, whether in Turkey, her country of origin, or in Brazil. She sketches out and stages humorously challenging counter-images and -figures, in which she subverts conventional role attributions. At the same time, she subtly brings into play the defensive attitude of western society toward the dress codes of cultures influenced by religion. Her pictures and objects evince a high degree of sensuous materiality, are strangely puzzling, often charged with eroticism, and lead into a multifaceted, contradictory reality that prompts reflection. The retrospective is comprised of works dating to the period between 2006 and today and includes four productions created especially for this exhibition.

Nilbar Güreş was born in 1977 in Istanbul, studied at the Department of Fine Arts at the Marmara University in Istanbul and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She lives in Vienna and Istanbul.

Curator: Silvia Eiblmayr

Publication



The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Verlag für moderne Kunst, featuring a foreword by Hemma Schmutz, an introduction by Silvia Eiblmayr and an article by Lauren Cornell. 96 pages, in German and English language, colour plates, price: € 20

Buy online at the LENTOS Shop
(Order transaction in German only)

Events

OPENING
Thursday, 14 June 2018, 7 pm

(together with Katharina Gruzei)
Free Admission

MY BUDDYHOOD – ATELIER FROM 0–99
Saturday, 4 August, 2–4 pm
Every first Saturday of the month is the LENTOS Buddyhood-Afternoon. Our Donauatelier offers enough room for all generations to express themselves creatively. We invite all people interested in the arts to a mutual exchange of ideas and collaboration, thereby giving insight into the respective current exhibitions.
In cooperation with the RegionalCaritas
Registration: Teleservice Center of the City of Linz 0732/7070 (limited number of participants)
admission free, fee for materials: € 2 per person, families: € 5 (2 adults plus children)

Guided Tours

PUBLIC GUIDED TOURS
tour through the exhibition
duration 1 hour, costs € 3, exclusive admission, German only

Tuesday, 19 June, 4 pm
Tuesday, 26 June, 4 pm
Tuesday, 3 July, 4 pm

10 July to 9 September
every Tuesday, 4 pm
every Sunday, 4 pm


TALK WITH THE ARTIST
Friday, 15 June, 6 pm
with LENTOS Director Hemma Schmutz and Nilbar
German only, guided tour ticket € 3, admission free
registration requested


GUIDED TOUR WITH THE CURATOR
Thursday, 21 July, 7 pm
Thursday, 19 July, 7 pm

with Silvia Eiblmayr
duration 1 hour, costs € 3, exclusive admission, German only
registration requested


FLASHLIGHT GUIDED TOUR IN TURKISH
Saturday, 7 July, 4 pm
duration 30 Min, € 2, no admission fee
In cooperation with the Integrationsbüro


FLASHLIGHT GUIDED TOUR IN ENGLISH
Saturday, 7 July, 4 pm
Saturday, 4 August, 4 pm
Saturday, 1 September, 4
pm
duration 30 Min, € 2, no admission fee

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Photo: © maschekS.