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Bahar Yürükoğlu

“maybe i’d like to be like you”

10 march – 22 april 2017

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Bahar Yürükoğlu’s first solo show at artSümer takes its title from a line in Chris Kraus’ 1997 novel I Love Dick. Yürükoğlu’s photographs in Maybe I’d like to be like you manifest a longing to better understand one’s self through our relationships with others and nature. In her new works, the artist’s impersonalized and quasi-scientific engagement with natural landscapes develops into poignant reflections on the possibility of a democratic order amongst humans and the non-human. With charged gestures, unexpected mise-en-scènes, and Technicolor gradients, they gently look back at us and demand a non-objectifying gaze. The strange intimacy of Yürükoğlu’s images may be unsettling, but her choreography of a quotidian sublime instills wonder, as well as a desire to resemble, to see the world anew.

Born in 1981 in Washington DC., Bahar Yürükoğlu earned her MFA in 2011 from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston and her BFA in 2003 from the School of Visual Arts, New York City. She lives and works in Istanbul.

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