‘Women, life, hope and mourn’

Curated by Prof. Balkan Naci İslimyeli

3 March – 4 April 2020

EKAV / Education, Culture, and Research Foundation hosts a significant exhibition of ten leading Turkish artists, in their March program, devoted to women of the country and the world. The exhibition can be visited from 3rd of March to 4th of April, at Ekavart Gallery.

The exhibition titled, WOMEN IN BLACKwomen, life, hope and mourn’ curated by Prof. Balkan Naci İslimyeli.

Black, which is the symbolic color of the mourning phenomenon that is attributed to women, also contains multi-coloredness, tolerance and vitality, just like them. We believe that this dilemma, which is imposed to women as a social acceptance, can only evolve by throwing this veil away. It seems only possible to perceive the issue as a human problem, not to leave them alone in their global war, and to contribute to the matter by enlightened men who represent the other half of the world. This exhibition, especially participated by male artists, should be perceived as one of the steps of humanitarian and moral solidarity regarding women’s problems.

Artists named Ahmet Elhan, Ahmet Rüstem Ekici, Aykut Cömert, Bashir Borlakov, Balkan Naci İslimyeli, Gökhan Balkan, Gürbüz Doğan Ekşioğlu, Melih Koçali, Mohaç Yücel and Server Demirtaş, who are participated in the exhibition titled WOMEN IN BLACK, contribute to this common problem of humanity through different perspectives with various techniques and orientations. We hope WOMEN IN BLACK can create a common excitement and we can also distinguish the multi-color in black…