The Wound

By Caterina Scaramelli | July 26, 2012

Nothing could contrast more strongly with the playful and poetic atmosphere of Sophia Pompérys Silent Shape than Berlinde De Bruyckere’s show, Yara (The Wound), which occupies the lower floors of Arter. The Wound – a collection of works from 1990 alongside works produced by the Flemish artist specifically for her Istanbul exhibition – delivers what it promises: sculptural elaborations on pain and desire. The sculptures – in wood, wax and, yes, horse skin – are not for the faint-hearted. As part of the show there is a twice-daily performance by the French dancer and choreographer Vincent Dunoyer (which we unfortunately missed). The exhibition continues at a second venue, the Çukurcuma Hamam (with the same opening time as the gallery), with the De Bruyckere installation Actaeon, 2011–2012.

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