Sevil Tunaboylu’s “I Watched It As It Disappeared on the Horizon” – Zeyno Pekünlü’s “Osman Killed Me” titled individual exhibitions are simultaneously at Sanatorium:
Sevil Tunaboylu and Zeyno Pekünlü’s new individual exhibitions; “I Watched It As It Disappeared on the Horizon” and “Osman Killed Me” will be mounted simultaneously and welcome artlovers at Sanatorium. The exhibitions that will be open for visits between 11th of December and 12th of January, addresses the common identities and discourses in Turkish society. The exhibition opens the reflections of womanhood, manhood, citizenship and nationality to question and analyzes these notions from different perspectives using various media tools.
In her exhibition, “I Watched It As It Disappeared on the Horizon”, Sevil Tunaboylu shares the process of reaching definitions of masculinty and femininity within the domestic settings and society at large, beginning from her personal life. From the way the artist approaches the subject, its possible to recognise the encounters between her memories of daily, family life that have been burried in her memory and her current identity. During this encounter, memory serves the purpose of contrasting the mature individual’s present attitudes, while, at the same time, retaining the qualities of recollection.
Zeyno Pekünlü’s personal exhibition, named after Osman F. Seden’s 1963 dated movie; “Osman Killed Me”, mostly consists of video works that reorganize familiar images, symbols, sounds and texts that we grew accostumed to come accross, see and hear; from national anthem to Yeşilçam melodramas. By reversing the social function of these materials, the works leave the viewer in a state of temporary confusion and alienation. Thus, by connecting the processes of domination mechanisms that appear independent from each other such as; nationality, militarism and patriarchy, her work seeks to open a critical space.