Gülsün Karamustafa © Victoria Tamaschko

Gülsün Karamustafa realizes a space-consuming staging entitled Etiquette in the ifa Gallery Berlin, in which she takes up the image of a table society at the beginning of the 20th century. In this historical salon, rules of etiquette and social conditioning are laid down on the one hand, and gender-specific roles are practiced on the other.

In Etiquette, Gülsün Karamustafa subtly deals with one of her central themes: she reflects on the – not only female – search for identity in a society that selectively adapts, rejects or modifies Western lifestyles. She questions cultural transfers, cultural differences and still effective orientalisms.

In the series Solo for… we invite artists once a year who were already represented in exhibitions of the ifa galleries in the 1990s, at the beginning of their international career; works by Gülsün Karamustafa (born in Ankara in 1946, lives in Istanbul) were already shown in the exhibition Iksele in 1994 and in stills, cuts& fragments in the ifa galleries in 1999.

© ifa Galerie