Gentle activism. Belonging to Kurdish minority in Turkey Bucak speaks out in a very subtle and poetic way about issues of borders, displacement and identity . Since activist art is mostly represented by men we used to the straight forward bold and often bloody placard style art. However I find Bucak’s approach very moving. Being a citizen of officially democratic Kazakstan but in fact a dictatorship where any dissident or an activist would face inhumane prosecution, I am in a search of ways of expressing of my concerns. I am inspired by the art of Fatma Bucak, it’s a very feminine memorial that doesn’t strike a spectator as political but raises important issues. Although the gallery manager confirmed that they wouldn’t hold this exhibition in their Istanbul gallery.
Sheila Hicks is now one of my favourite artists I discovered earlier this year at 57th Venice Biennale is now exhibiting in London. Her impressive colourful textile art awakens the tactile childhood memories of home. Besides the wall art, she challenges the medium to create bold sculptural and sometimes architectural objects. Born in USA in 1934, she lives and works in Paris. However her inspiration she draws from Latin American textile tradition.
Handmade textile like felt, wool, silk and plush rugs, blankets, clothes is an inherent part of nomadic culture. I grew up watching and helping my mum weaving, knitting and sewing, even though at work she was an engineer. Any country I move I decorate my new home with some traditional felt wall art. It would be exciting to implement nomadic textile tradition in my art.
Discover Kazakhstan through my artwork!
Meet the artist at the official opening on 20 May 2017 3-6pm.
The Exhibition runs for three weeks from 15 May – 2 June 2017.
Venue: Guildford Institute, Ward St, Guildford GU1 4LH, UK
More info HERE
Welcome to my first solo exhibition in The UK!
Opening evening is on February 16th 7-9pm
Location: 24 Sundridge Avenue, Bromley BR1 2 PX (view on the Map)
For more information please go to Bromley Arts Council’s website www.bromleyarts.com
In her recent projects Uriya exploits as a subject a horse skull and asyk* bones as an innovative art medium, as both are deeply rooted to nomadic culture and at its current state symbolise it’s fading present. Hundreds of asyks were sent to the artist by her relatives from all over vast Kazakhstan as a prove of the power and importance of strong ties between relatives in Kazakhstan.
You can find photographs from Uriya’s interactive asyk performance in Tengri Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan HERE
Uriya Jurik – an artist from Kazakhstan,
Zina Anisimova – a Russian artist with Reinier Van Schoonderwoerd Den Bezemer – a Dutch artist,
are cordially inviting you to the exhibition where Art knows no borders! We will take you to an exciting voyage through the Eurasian continent!
On photo one of my students’ first artwork in action.
JOIN ME FOR AN EXCITING ART WORKSHOP ON THURSDAY MARCH 10TH 9.30-1.00PM
MORE DETAILS HERE
To see more press HERE
Once in a while it’s a great fun to create special memories for someone!