Exhibition of 40 female artists opens
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Artist Ekin Onat Von Merhart’s work ‘Untitled’ is one of the works displayed at the exhibtion titled ‘The Sea Inside.’Artist Ekin Onat Von Merhart’s work ‘Untitled’ is one of the works displayed at the exhibtion titled ‘The Sea Inside.’Istanbul’s Küçükçekmece Municipality is hosting an exhibition titled “The Sea Inside” which features works by 40 female artists. The exhibition opened yesterday at Sefaköy Culture and Art Center’s exhibition hall and will continue through March 20.
Curated by Önder Taşyürek, the exhibition’s title was inspired by Lake Küçükçekmece, for which the district gets its name. “Our identity is the end result of the knowledge we accumulate through experience,” the curator said. “It resembles an inland sea due to its enclosed nature and in terms of its unique dynamics. An artist’s main source of creative inspiration is that sea inside. Lake Küçükçekmece is an inland sea for the district’s residents. This exhibition brings together these concepts of the inland.”
The exhibition is subtitled “40 Women, 40 Stories.” The participating artists represent different disciplines and have all made prominent names for themselves in art circles. The opening on March 8 is intended as a salute to all women in honor of International Women’s Day.
Viewers of the exhibit will see paintings, photographs, videos and installations that reference the participant artists’ travel into the “seas inside them.”