Galerie Hubert Winter presents Nil Yalter’s Fragments of Memory

Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna / Austria

May 13, 2011

Nil Yalter’s Fragments of Memory

curated by_ Derya Yücel

May 12–June 25, 2011

May 12, 6–10 pm

Opening hours:
Tuesday–Friday 11am–6pm, Saturday 11am–3 pm 

Galerie Hubert Winter
Breite Gasse 17
1070 Vienna
T +43-1-524 09 76
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Galerie Hubert Winter is pleased to announce the first cooperation with the multimedia artist of Turkish origin Nil Yalter (born 1938). In her first solo exhibition in our gallery we will be showing two installations: 

“Temporary Dwellings” (1974/76) is a series of fragments illuminating historicities belonging to exiled/immigrant communities. In her own movement between the cities of Istanbul, Paris and New York in those years the works were created, Nil Yalter used the cities as fields of observations and research with the meticulousness of an ethnographer or anthropologist. The assemblages are shown with videos, recordings of the everyday life, problems, wishes and desires of women, men and children. The whole body of work is a highly significant statement what life was for immigrants from Turkey or Puerto Rico in the 1970s.

“The AmbassaDRESS” (1978) is formed of photographs, drawings and a video, and an installation. The variety of media used in the work is the product of an approach that allows the differentiation of the audience`s point of view. Although the dress is the centre of the work, Nil Yalter refrains from repeating the major-dominant narrative that invariably ascribes “female” identity a marginal position, as a figure long not issued with legitimate representation, she in fact point towards, exhibits and criticizes phallocentric power structure.

More works by the artist on view on the private floor of the gallery.

Nil Yalter is both on the inside and on the outside, beyond geographical space, she has the freedom/uniqueness to look, in the intellectual sense, from the west to the east, and from the east to the west. Only if it possesses a universal language can art be independent of mechanisms of representation.

This exhibition is part of and sponsored by

Special opening hours: May 14 and May 15, 2011, 11am – 5pm