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Mystic Transport: Gülsün Karamustafa with Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial

October 25, 2013

Gülsün Karamustafa explains her piece Mystic Transport included in the 13th Istanbul Biennial. Inspired by the migration of countryside Turkish people to the city centers in the 1980’s, Karamustafa explains to Shahzia Sikander that her installation, which features vernacular textiles, reflects the intermingling of cultural references that occurs in result of integration.

“The kitsch rises, the high and low mix together, and this hybridity becomes your life.”

 

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Gülsün Karamustafa

Gülsün Karamustafa was born in 1946 in Ankara, Turkey. She lives and works in Istanbul. Including painting, sculpture, video, and installation, Karamustafa’s work deals with gender, migration, identity, and history.

Shahzia Sikander

Shahzia Sikander specializes in Indian and Persian miniature painting, a traditional, technique-driven style that Sikander imbued with a personal context and history, blending the Eastern focus on precision and methodology with a Western emphasis on creative, subjective expression. In doing so, Sikander transported miniature painting into the realm of contemporary art. Expanding the miniature painting to the wall, Sikander also creates murals and installations, using tissue-paper-like materials that allow for a more free-flowing style. Utilizing performance and various media and formats to investigate issues of border crossing, she seeks to subvert stereotypes of the East and, in particular, the Eastern Pakistani woman.