Şükran Moral. The World From the Inside
Opening: July 12
The first solo exhibition in Spain of the internationally known Turkish artist Şükran Moral will be exhibiting four of her major works at Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma.
Şükran Moral is one of the most influential figures of contemporary Turkish art. Her works and performative videos deal with boundary issues of gender roles and their power structures. She provokes by breaking taboos, challenging traditions and hierarchical structures of social, cultural and political nature as well as questioning the framework conditions of art history.
Moral inscribes her artistic actions in public space – dominated by formal and informal, acknowledged or imposed social rules – in order to provoke a kind of short circuit in perceptual mechanisms. Be it in a brothel (Bordello, 1997), a Turkish bath for men (Hammam, a performance realised in 1997 for the Biennale in Istanbul), a village square (Marriage with Three Men, 2010), the attitude that the artist assumes in these spaces departs completely from the epic theatrical concept in order to approach what the great Spanish writer Francisco de Quevedo calls the experience of the ‘world from the inside’.