Published by Manuella Editions, Paris, 2019, 96 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 13 × 21 cm, EnglishPrice: €17
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.