Gülsün Karamustafa

Gülsün Karamustafa

B.1946 Ankara, Turkey
Lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey

Gülsün Karamustafa investigates ideas of mobility—displacement, immigration, expatriation, exile, and relocation. Her oeuvre includes painting, collage, installation, and video. A comprehensive survey of her work since the 1970s coincided with the 13th Istanbul Biennial. Installed on the second floor of SALT Beyoğlu, it included Karamustafa’s installation Mystic Transport (1992) that was originally made for the 3rd Istanbul Biennial. Mystic Transport deals with the migration of people from rural Turkey to its major cities, and the consequential development of kitsch aesthetics, a blending of “the high” and “the low.” Viewers are invited to move colorful Turkish quilts in mobile baskets around the exhibition space.



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