Güler Ates is exhibiting several photographic works in Oude Kerk’s various period rooms. Furthermore, on 22 and 23 September she used the church as a studio for her latest project. The building’s history as well as the incidence of light were her inspiration to develop new work here.
about the artist
In her idiosyncratic work, Ates often portrays veiled women in historical Western interiors. Ates grew up in eastern Turkey. For her study, she left for London. Her work simultaneously adresses both Western culture and Eastern culture. Herewith she discussed current socio-cultural issues and merges apparant opposites and contradictions. Ates’s typical domestic scenes with interior settings and the use of natural light mean that her photographs display similarities with the oeuvre of Johannes Vermeer and Pieter de Hooch.
Questioning the relationship between the veil and the West by setting the female veiled figure within Oude Kerk with its evocative appeal for the staging of images, I refer to the European traditions of veiled women as in the work of Dutch Old Master paintings. – Güler Ates
The art works that will be developed at Oude Kerk can be seen from 25 November 2016 in the exhibition Femocracy – The devine Femine at Marian Cramer Projects.
16 September – 16 Oktober 2016
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Image: Güler Ates, Reflection, 2014 © Güler Ates
Courtesy: Marian Cramer Projects