Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst. Edited with text by Silvia Eiblmayr, Hemma Schmutz. Text by Lauren Cornell.
Photographs, collages, objects and videos by Turkish artist Nilbar Güres (born 1977) are presented in this catalog accompanying a retrospective of work created since 2006. Often charged with eroticism, her works explore clichés of the social visibility of women in different cultures and challenge conventional role attributions.
Published by OSMOS BOOKS. Text by Kate Sutton, Adnaa Yildiz, Nil Mutluer, Lauren Cornell, Kolija Reichert, Ovul Durmusoglu, Natasa Ilic.
Nilbar Güres (born 1977) is a Turkish multidisciplinary artist whose work explores the politics and construction of female identity in relation to geography and religion. The launch of her first monograph, Nilbar Güres: Who Is the Subject?, published by OSMOS Books, coincides with an intimate first exhibition in New York, entitled, Pink Is the New Black at OSMOS Address including photography, collage, video and drawing. In the series Unknown Sports, Güres depicts women in their private spaces transforming them, as the artist remarks: "high jumpers instead of window cleaners, sprinters instead of shop keepers, shot-putting instead of holding our siblings in their arms." The artist leads the viewer to reevaluate and reconsider the conventional relationship between women, their domestic environments and public space, sexual politics and the perception of Muslim women in Europe.