After the first retrospective of her work at SALT Istanbul in 2013, the Hamburger Bahnhof will stage a comprehensive solo exhibition of Gülsün Karamustafa's work in a museum setting, introducing her work to a wider public.
Karamustafa's oeuvre stretches from the mid-1970s to the present day and encompasses various media, including painting, installation, performance art, and video. Her work focuses on questions of migration, politically-induced nomadism, pop culture, feminism and gender, and often provides a critical analysis of the Western view of Middle-Eastern countries. Rendered in a variety of media, these subjects permeate all phases and forms of her artistic work and are of unmistakable relevance to current debates. Her first monograph llustrates how these themes have recurringly interlaced with each other over the decades.