Zekine Kundukan’s solo exhibition is in Galeri Artist Ankara between 13 October – 8 November 2010
Promising young artist Zekine Kundukan with her expressionist manner problematizes the morbid parts of family that are unquestionable, untouchable and even shaded into taboo, through a search as an insider aiming to get to the bottom of this normalized and banalized nature of this institution which also shapes the social memory.
She defines patriarchal praxis as the sum of perversion in families representing society as the least elements of it, where the power and the shape of this praxis vary according to the social dynamics even it’s global position of being status quo never changes. The rooted praxis, that also implies the social memory, lies beyond customs and traditions and is obviously visible when the alienation of women from their body, nature and identity, in other words depersonalization, unsatisfaction or othering of women is no secret while satisfaction is only conditioned to the continuity of this structure itself, even it is pegged down or not.
Zekine Kundukan uses or reinterprets the images arisen out of collective memory in her artworks those point out the contraposition in motivation of gender identity reconnoitering processes of boys and girls, women’s obligation to transform their body’s regeneration into men’s nature of consumption in order to provide the continuity of patriarchal structure, and the dominant role of masculine culture in girls’ pubescence acceleratingly played in a manner of exhibitionism.
Akmerkez is reorginizing ‘Art at Akmerkez’ exhibitions that aims to make art indispensable part of daily life. Akmerkez has done the honours of ‘Art at Akmerkez’ since 2003, and this time is bringing the audience together with six of most famous Turkish artists’ works between 4 May and 22 December 2010.
The events start with Burhan Dogancay’s exhibition on 4 May and continue with Genco Gulan, Zekine Kundukan, Ferruh Basaga, Filiz Azak and Tomur Atagok solo exhibitions in order. Additionally, a group exhibition involving Omer Uluc, Ozdemir Altan, Bedri Baykam, Burhan Dogancay, Tomur Atagok, Bubi and Komet’s works will be with art-lovers.
Zekine Kundukan’s recent artworks in which she paints the social traumas shaped with sociological, traditional and familial constratints will be displayed in a solo exhibition organized within ‘Art at Akmerkez’ between 13 August – 13 September 2010.
Nispetiye Str. Ulus / Etiler Istanbul
Gallery Artist Istanbul presents Zekine Kundukan!
Gallery Artist, has given place to world-famous artists such as Ömer Uluç, Ben Willikens, Özdemir Altan, Jan Fabre, Filiz Azak, Bedri Baykam, Gotthard Graubner, Johan Tahon, AmirAli Ghasemi, Donald Sultan since its foundation, is attending full complement with Berlin, Ankara and Istanbul branches to Artbosphorus.
Gallery Artist Istanbul carries the stunning artworks of young contemporary artist Zekine Kundukan to the fair. Zekine Kundukan explains the trauma she handles in her artworks as a coexistence of images from her personal background with customs and traditions, religional constraints, authority and violence, patriarchal structure and traces of social conditioning etc. This coexistence sometimes gets pornographic through reconstruction and disintegration of childhood memories.