Turkish artist’s works enter Frieze mag’s best list of 2011
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Yalter is among the most important female artists of 20th and 21st century.Turkish influential artist Nil Yalter’s works have been purchased by Tate Modern and entered among the list of best works of 2011 as selected by Frieze art magazine.
The magazine wrote that they have asked a number of artists, curators, critics and frieze contributors for their picks of 2011. Among the choices of Jessica Morgan, the Daskalopoulos curator, International Art, Tate Modern, Yalter’s works entered the best works of 2011.
Morgan said Nil Yalter’s collages, drawings and videos from the 1970s at Galerie Hubert Winter in Vienna revealed a rarely seen body of work that self-consciously incorporates the fragile and poetic with an acute anthropological gaze.
The representative gallery of Yalter, Galerist in Istanbul has sent a written statement about the issue.
Galerist is also showcasing Yalter’s solo exhibition currently in Tepebaşı.
Yalter’s latest show
Her latest show at Galerist Tepebaşı in Istanbul showcases a portfolio spanning almost 50 years and was curated by Dr. Necmi Sönmez. The exhibition presents a time tunnel through the century that exceeds the scope of an ordinary showing and aims to use specific frames by using the artist’s own themes together with the concepts of memory, time and interpretation, Sönmez said.
Yalter depicts issues such as gender, identity and womanhood in a piece of art where different materials and media work together. She is perceived as one of the most important female artists of the century. Using a wide variety of techniques, she reflects various perspectives on women’s issues, gender and migration, combining video, drawings and photographs to produce just one piece.
The viewers can trace Yalter’s artistic development; gaining insight into how her work has evolved from paintings she did during the 1960s and 1970s to later pieces, which incorporate multimedia. “I took photos of the works and then I created 3-D works from those photos,” said Yalter.