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Yet Another Story About the Fall

Fatma Bucak

November 15, 2013 – January 12, 2014

ARTER, İstiklâl Caddesi No. 211, Tünel, Beyoğlu

Although she has Turkish roots, this is the first solo exhibition of artist Fatma Bucak in Turkey (Bucak was educated and works in London). Bucak problematises gender- and identity-based discrimination in her work, and revisits creation myths that regard man as superior to woman.

The artist produced a two-channel video installation especially for this exhibition. Shot at Tuz Gölü (the salt lake in Central Anatolia), the first part (above) brings together the female and male archetypes in a harsh natural environment for yet another confrontation. As in many of her other works, she includes her own body in this performance and is accompanied by her brother. In the second part (below), we see a group of women Bucak invited to take part in her work as viewers. The comments of these 13 women become a performance in itself, and the installation proposes a contemplation on the position of the viewer in front of a work of art.

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