January 22, 2016 - 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine - Nil Yalter
January 22, 2016

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine

Nil Yalter, Topak Ev, 1973. Courtesy of the artist & Santralistanbul Collection.

Nil Yalter
February 5–June 5, 2016

Opening: February 4, 7–9pm

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
1 Bis Rue des Trinitaires
57000 Metz
France
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 2–7pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–7pm

T 0033 0 3 87 74 20 02
info@fraclorraine.org

www.fraclorraine.org
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Nil Yalter
February 5–June 5, 2016

Opening: February 4, 7–9pm

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
1 Bis Rue des Trinitaires
57000 Metz
France
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 2–7pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–7pm

T 0033 0 3 87 74 20 02
info@fraclorraine.org

www.fraclorraine.org
Facebook / Twitter

On the occasion of the first French retrospective of the work by Nil Yalter, 49 Nord 6 Est invites you to discover over a dozen pieces by this firmly engaged artist of Turkish origin, most of which have never been shown on the national artistic scene!


A voluntary exile, Nil Yalter (1938, Cairo, Egypt), settled in Paris in 1965. She is a pioneering, spirited, and original artist motivated by social and political convictions. She creates hybrid works that combine video, painting, drawing, photography, collage, as well as performance and installation. The singular body of her work eludes artistic canons and spans a territory much vaster than art. In this context, the exhibition supporters include the Centre culturel d’Anatolie de Metz-Borny, while a number of her posters may be seen in the public space throughout this extraordinary retrospective.

The artist’s early work, pictorial and abstract in nature, took a “documentary turn” in the 1970s: Yalter started to incorporate social, anthropological, and ethnographic considerations, linked to her country of origin (such as crafts, shamanism, magic), and associate them with ideological issues of the post-1968 period. For the present exhibition, the artist has chosen a set of works that address the question of nomadism, exile, women’s spaces, such as the emblematic “Topak Ev” of 1973 (a major historical piece whose form is inspired by ancestral traditions of Anatolia nomads), and the neon production of 2015: “Exile is a Hard Job.”

A feminist manifesto, the words of migrant workers, travelogues from journeys across central Europe, and transformative spiritual experiences are clear evidence that the artist is as engaged with ideas as she is with form. As early as the 1970s, Nil Yalter started recycling materials and images in her creative work, and today she uses new technologies to reactivate some of those pieces. The artist is continuously updating her discourse and her media, as well as fighting to foreground the struggles of minorities, which unfortunately remain a hot-button issue.

Exhibition organized in collaboration with La Verrière, Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.

To go further: www.nilyalter.com

Visits in English, German, Spanish upon request: mediation [​at​] fraclorraine.org

Edition
A publication, featuring new essays by Fabienne Dumont et Philippe Artières, and designed by Centraleuropeantime.net, will be published by 49 Nord 6 Est - FRAC Lorraine, Metz. It will be available in February. To order this book, please contact us: info [​at​] fraclorraine.org


Program
Meeting: "Les plantes qui soignent"
February 24
with Jacques Fleurentin, fondateur de la Société Française d’Ethnopharmacologie de Metz
 
Screening: Mustang
March 6
by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (2015)

Meeting: "Le Laboratoire du Dehors"
March 10
with Liliana Motta, artist-botanist

Talk: "Création vs guérison?"
April 16
with association Borromée & the artists O. Gómez Mata and Florencia Rodriguez Giles

Performance: Le Cromlech (psychodrame 4)
April 23
with Oscar Gómez Mata, Compagnie L’Alakran
 
Performance: Fire of emotion - Genesis (extracts)
May 14
with Pamina de Coulon, author-performer

Performance: Planetary Dance
June 5
with Anna Halprin, choregrapher

More information available on our website: www.fraclorraine.org
 

The 49 Nord 6 Est is supported by the  Alsace - Champagne-Ardenne - Lorraine Regional Council and the DRAC at the Ministry of Culture and Communication

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