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Fatma Bucak, "I must say word about fear"

The jury of Illy Prize 2013, consisting of Defne Ayas, Matthew Higgs, Beatrice Merz and Katharine Stout has selected as part of the Present Future section of Artissima 2013, the two artists, Caroline Achaintre from France and Fatma Bucak from Turkey, assigning ex aequo the award that, as last year, involves the production of a work and its exhibition at the Castello di Rivoli.

SAHA provided support  for the production of a new publication by Fatma Bucak published on the occasion of the exhibition held between 7 November 2014–12 January 2015 at Castello di Rivoli.

About Fatma Bucak

Photo: Cem Turgay
Fatma Bucak (Iskenderun) graduated from the Royal College of Art in London with a MA in Photography.  Bucak also studied Graphics at the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti and Philosophy at the Istanbul University. 
Bucak's works embrace performance, video and photography and bring in observations from reality and constructed fictional, mythological aspects. There is a certain gender specific identity perspective with different possible narratives that brings the real stories with their political powers into a mise en scene. Certain issues such as male power, religion, cultural displacement, presence and absence are brought into this view where the performative approach is clear. Fatma Bucak lives and works in London and Istanbul.

About Castello di Rivoli

The historic and cultural mission of the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea is to promote research and understanding of the art of our times, stimulating the public and contributing to the social and civil development of the territory in which it operates. The Museum works as a place of comparison and growth in creativity, of knowledge and skills in the field of contemporary art. Ever since its foundation in 1984, the Castello di Rivoli has grown while taking into account the specific nature of the building, designed by Juvarra, in which it is housed, setting up a dialogue between the invited artists and the location, thereby generating works created specifically for the Castello’s Collection.