Gülsün Karamustafa & León Ferrari

Gülsün Karamustafa, Promised Paintings (Angels 2) (detail), Collectie Van Abbemuseum.
Gülsün Karamustafa, Stairway, 2001, Collectie Van Abbemuseum.
exhibition

Gülsün Karamustafa & León Ferrari

08/05/2021 - 26/09/2021
11:00 - 17:00
Curator: Charles Esche
Artists: Gülsün Karamustafa, León Ferrari

Through solo exhibitions by Hito Steyerl, Rasheed Araeen and less recently, Andy Warhol and Christo, the Van Abbemuseum has earned itself a reputation as a museum that launches internationally recognised artists in the Netherlands. Continuing in this vein, 2021 will see the start of a series of solo exhibitions by renowned international artists who have not yet exhibited in a big way in the Netherlands. Two solo exhibitions are sometimes displayed in conjunction with one another, as is the case for Gülsün Karamustafa (1946, Istanbul) and León Ferrari (1920-2013, Buenos Aires): Hailing from different corners of the world, their cultural and geo-political histories show surprising parallels.

Artistic parallels and differences

Visitors can explore how these unique artists are responding to the changes and conflicts taking place in their homelands, and how this to a Western European audience is at once intriguing and familiar. As well as parallels, there are also differences between the artists. Karamustafa reflects on male-female relations in a changing Turkey, and the loss of Istanbul’s multicultural climate; Ferrari responds to the influence of Western, Christian civilization on South America and on dictatorship in Argentina. The exhibition includes never before shown pieces by the artist. Karamustafa will be producing a new artwork especially for this solo exhibition.

The exhibition is a joint collaboration between the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Centre Pompidou in Paris (León Ferrari) and Lunds konsthall in Lund (Gülsün Karamustafa). 

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