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Nancy Atakan @ Pi Artworks
19 February 2016 - 24 March 2016
Sporting Chances, a solo exhibition by the American born Istanbul based artist, Nancy Atakan, brings together new embroidered works and drawings. The exhibition, curated by Nat Muller, will be accompanied by the launch of Passing On, a full colour monograph on work by the artist edited by Nat Muller and published by Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin, Germany. An artist talk will be moderated by Stephanie Bailey, Senior Editor, Ibraaz Publishing, London, UK. Atakan has been a fixture of the Istanbul arts scene for over 20 years, as an artist, teacher, art historian, and art critic. Her practice, which spans most possible mediums, investigates the relationship between orient and occident, the meaning of belonging, gender politics, and different concepts of femininity. These subjects are relevant to her personally as an American relocated to a city at the centre of the East-West axis, and her works often contain autobiographical elements. By doing this, the historical narratives and weighty issues within her work are permeated with touches of lightness as they are brought closer to the realm of the everyday.