Organized by Esra Özkan and Gencer Uçar, the "Curves in Shadows" exhibition presents different perspectives on women and women's bodies based on the words "woman" and "existence," by bringing five young contemporary artists together. Through in their artwork, the artists discuss the position of women in social life, violence, the male gaze and the portrayal of women's' bodies as objects. As a part of a social responsibility project, Ahmet Yörük, one of the artists featured at the exhibition, focuses on violence against women. One of his pieces has newspaper clippings placed on models. Another artist participating in the exhibition, Doğa Başaran, displays her project "Old is the New Black" focusing on the objectification of women. Cansın Öztürk interprets women's changes and transformations in different times and situations throughout history, while artist Sanem Yaman comments on concepts such as consciousness, time and communication though women's bodies. Merve Dündar questions the individual's relationship with society and his or herself, along with individual boundaries, interactions and identity crises. Through these concepts, the artist focuses on the male gaze, existence and the desire to see and be seen in her wall installation.
When: Until March 19
Where: M-Art Gallery, Istanbul