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NİL YALTER
NİL YALTER
17.05.2016
GROUP EXHIBITION | TATE MODERN, LONDON

Nil Yalter’s installation dated from 1974 to 1976, “Temporary Dwellings”, is on view at Tate Modern’s new building in London, opened on 17 June 2016, as part of the permanent collection. “Temporary Dwellings”, the work in which Nil Yalter uses cities as sites of observation and research, was produced during the period from 1974 to 1976 when she carried out research on immigration in cities such as Istanbul, Paris, Grenoble, Lyon and New York with the ethnologist Bernard Dupaigne. These works, which present scenes of despair that emerge during immigration, settlement and the effort to establish a sense of belonging, are shaped as hybrid productions that stand between drawings, photography, found objects, text and videos on the one hand, and an aesthetic-documentary on the other. In these works, the “city” is not experienced merely as a physical reality, or the sum of collective histories, memories and monuments; but rather as a fluid signifier that contains unexpected, incalculable, multilayered comments and narratives.

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