Ankaç – Yok senden daha güzeli - Nobody‘s as beautiful as you
common ground of beauty and violence: WOMAN
“The awful thing
is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the devil are
fighting there and the battlefield is the heart of man” Dostojevski
is how Oya Silbery begins her comments on the new solo exhibition of Filiz Ankaç
which was opened on 19 January 2018 and will last until 16 February. The
message the artist has for us is just as hard on us women:
exhibition, the bullets that symbolize the male dominant world, is a criticism
of the ‘nobody’s as beautiful as you’ manners of women whom by choosing to live
in harmony with this world contributes to the global violence and degrading the
status of women.”
is what the queen in “Sleeping Beauty” says to herself in the mirror.
is a warning, an impassioned appeal to all of us. Filiz Ankaç does not mean
that women are the direct cause of war; she criticizes the negligence, egoism
and egocentricity or even just the acceptance of a role men want to see us in.
With cruel paintings of whores and war planes flying high to drop deadly bombs
and with sculptured bombs representing the male organ, I suppose, she puts them
on one and the same level.
opposite image of WOMAN Filiz shows us with some portraits of role model women
such as Virginia Woolf, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie, Camille Claudel.
her last exhibitions in the ArtRooms, in 2012, 2014 were about women and
violence. It is a never ending theme and often overlooked when it does not
concern us directly.
techniques of the present exhibition are interesting, rough, so the figures
appear more like sculpted. A very
exhibition is still open until 16 February, viewing times according to the
hours of the restaurant above.