Participating in the group show ‘an Ecology of Images’ at Galerie Analix Forever

‘How to Destroy an Artwork’ will be part of the exhibition running from 1st March to 1st May.

Participating artists are: Maryam ASHRAFI, Aurélien BAMBAGIONI, Janet BIGGS , Véronique CAYE, Guillaume CHAMAHIAN, Isabelle CHAPUIS, Marios FOURNARIS, Nikias IMHOOF, Jeanne ROUALET, Tuomo MANNINEN, Mario RIZZI, Mariabrice SAPPHOCATHERIN, Guillaume de SARDES, Mimiko TÜRKKAN, Guillaume VARONE, Klavdij SLUBAN and Frank SMITH.

Participating in the exhibition 'La Puissance et la Grâce' at Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, March 2020

Three photographers, Dana Hoey (USA), Guillaume de Sardes (France) and Mimiko Türkkan (Turkey), propose to the viewers images of women who combine power and grace, each in their own way. Dana Hoey has always photographed women but this time, beyond some of her mythical photographs that will be shown in the exhibition, she represents herself in a new way: the power and the grace of her own body, in action. Guillaume de Sardes too, photographs women, he is fascinated by “the power of their grace”. From his delicate, admiring, loving images, often in black and white, emanates a feminine energy that is also to be found in his books and films : they reveal the unknown, the free other. Mimiko Türkkan, who has photographed worlds of nightlife, sex and boxing, presents a new photographic series allusively representing women expressing the “uncanny energy” that Analix Forever promotes. Türkkan is interested in women who have “powers” and the artist develops, for this exhibition, a new concept: Innergy. She is looking for and pictures this inner energy that makes the power of women – and others.
Grace and Power / La Puissance et la Grâce / March 13, 14, 15 mars / GENEVE
For more information:

'Sedüksiyon' video solo show at Bilsart in Istanbul, Feb 2020

New video work ‘Sedüksiyon’ will be shown at Bilsart in Istanbul between 5-15 February 2020, starting with a discussion with writer Süreyyya Evren about gender identities in sexually-charged mainstream shows and their audience.

Solo show presented by Analix Forever at P/CAS during Paris Photo, 7-11 Nov 2019

Paris, from Thursday, November 07 to Monday, November 11, 2019

"Beau Ideal" at Pilot Gallery/Istanbul, Feb 2019

Beau Ideal

Pilot is pleased to present “Beau Ideal”, a reflection on constructed beauty and a glance at gender politics. Today, having interest in how our bodies appear to our surroundings became a political issue. What we find aesthetically pleasing, cool or tacky is constructed by and also constructs the society. Along with the presence of Butler in the 90s we acknowledged that gender is a social construct. Gender is real only to the extent that it is performed and is a process of self-construction as well as beauty.
Gözde Mimiko Türkkan and Pınar Yoldaş has fresh approaches to the concept of “collective desire”. They delve from variety of angles into labels; skin colors, ethnicities, species, gender norms… Playing with the idea that the colors, forms or behavior of bodies are inherently vested with specific meanings, the exhibition sway in the breeze and they arrive to the station of body politics. Which body is the ideal one, according to who, where and when?
“Beau Ideal” features Türkkan’s photo series “Now You See Me” (2015-ongoing), the re-enactment of amateur looking-porn videos and “cam-girls”. The work expands in the exhibition and artist goes out for a new adventure, a search for the biggest right hand of man of African origin in Istanbul she can find. In this search, she produces a sculpture that determines the criteria like the glass shoe in the Cinderella story. Artist also documents her search and turns it into a video work. As the mediums diversify Türkkan’s investigation of the beauty myth branches. Looking from this perspective, the hand becomes the symbol of a workforce and its exploitation, in our era it becomes an instrument to measure success and define talent, like in the case of sportspeople. All in all, Türkkan’s works suggests a collective desire to be accepted.
Pınar Yoldaş’s “Designer Babies” (2013-ongoing), recently exhibited in the 4th Design Biennial (2018), is returning to Istanbul with new babies via Pilot Gallery. In the scope of her bio-critical feminist approach she also produced a new video. The work can be summarized with Agnes Vardas’ words from Les plages d’Agnès (2008): “The women’s struggle will be collective or it will not be; it’s not just about being free.”. Yoldaş wants to look deeper into the idea of beauty and finds its origins in biological world. Following in the footsteps of feminist philosopher Elizabeth Grosz, who believes that our notion of art and beauty is rooted in the animal world, Yoldaş continues her collages of biological excess with two new pieces focusing on birds and the young animal.
Gözde Mimiko Türkkan and Pınar Yoldaş confronts the mainstream, pre-conceptions and biases in the society. Which hand will fit in? Which baby will be the perfect one?


Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Consent to display content from - Youtube
Consent to display content from - Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from - Google