Interview With Fabienne Dumont Nil Yalter

Published by Manuella Editions, Paris, 2019, 96 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 13 × 21 cm, English

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Nil Yal­ter’s works emerge from cur­rent po­lit­i­cal si­t­u­a­tions such as the sen­tenc­ing to death of a Turk­ish ac­tivist, dai­ly life in a wo­m­en’s pri­son, or the liv­ing con­di­tions of il­lit­er­ate “guest work­ers.” Lan­guage plays an im­por­tant role for her, along with cul­tu­r­al in­flu­ences from the Mid­dle East, Turkey, and West­ern Eu­rope. She sen­si­tive­ly in­te­grates the voic­es of the peo­ple de­pict­ed in her works. Us­ing a quasi-an­thro­po­log­i­cal metho­d­ol­o­gy, she re­flects the life si­t­u­a­tion of th­ese in­di­vi­d­u­als and makes margi­nal­ized groups of peo­ple vis­i­ble.

In this first volume of interviews with artists awarded by the AWARE Outstanding Merit Prize, Nil Yalter speaks about her childhood, her formative years, her political, feminist and artistic commitment, and the context of creation of her main works.

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