'Fulya Çetin's 'Darker Than Night' exhibition is extended until 19 November 2016'
Fulya Çetin’s solo exhibition “Darker Than Night” will meet the audience between 30 September 2016 - 5 November 2016 at SANATORIUM.
The exhibition includes the artist’s recent works taking shape about Family-State-Woman and the Masculine domination. Underlining through oil paintings and video installations how male hegemony, the greatest dictate of society, is approved, supported, glorified and justified, the artist renders visible the struggle of women within this system.
Fulya Çetin transforms images belonging to a celebration almost into a silent mourning. The exhibition “Darker Than Night”, in which we will witness again the “reality” through metaphors from the stories of female prisoners who had to kill in order to live against male violence, can be seen at SANATORIUM, until November 5 2016.
“The vision a woman has for her own life can also be decimated in the flames of someone else’s jealousy or someone’s plain-out destructiveness toward her. Family, mentors, teachers, and friends are not supposed to be destructive if and when they feel envy, but some decidedly are, in both subtle and not-so-subtle ways. No woman can afford to let her creative life hang by a thread while she serves an antagonistic love relationship, parent, teacher, or friend.”
Women Who Run With the Wolves /Clarissa P. Estes
Fulya Çetin: Born in 1970 in Istanbul, the artist graduated from the Mimar Sinan University Painting Department in 1995. Among her solo exhibitions are “That Melts Into Air” (DEPO, 2015), “River Under River” (artSümer 2013), “Good Night” (Manzara Perspectives 2011), “Collector of Devastations” (44a, 2010) and “Spring Cleaning” (together with Nalan Yırtmaç, Karşı Art Works, 2006). Some of the group exhibitions in which she participated are “Hidden in Loss” (Karşı Art Works, 2016), “Stay With Me" (Apartman Project, Berlin, 2014), “Bed of Roses” (Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, 2012), “Where Fire Has Struck” (DEPO, 2011), “Dirty Story” (BM Suma, 2009), “Legal Tender” (Kasa Gallery, 2007) and Hafriyat exhibitions. Çetin was part of Hafriyat Karaköy.