Gülsün Karamustafa. Chronographia

Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
From 10 June until 23 October 2016

Gülsün Karamustafa, Promised Paintings, 1998–2004 © Artist's archive

Gülsün Karamustafa (b. 1946) is regarded as one of the most important artists of the second half of the 20th century in Turkey, where her work has been a decisive influence on younger generations of Turkish artists. Karamustafa’s oeuvre stretches from the mid 1970s to the present day and encompasses various media, including painting, installation, performance art, and video. Her work focuses on questions of migration, politically induced nomadism, pop culture, feminism and gender, and often provides a critical analysis of the Western view of Middle Eastern countries. Rendered in a variety of media, these subjects permeate all phases and forms of her artistic work and are of unmistakable relevance to current debates.

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