SAHA provides publication support for Necla Rüzgar’s solo exhibition at GRIMMWELT Kassel, held on 4 November 2021 – 24 April 2022.
Rüzgar’s first international solo exhibition “My Name Was Written on Every Page” displays about forty drawings of her series of the same name. In addition to this exhibition, her work will be the theme of a trilingual publication showing a compendium of her complete works. The artist works often deal with socially critical topics. The central motif in her visual work always comes back to the symbolic transformation or fusion of a human being into an animal or hybrid being – a theme that has guided her for around twenty years. The real and the fantastic converge, allowing the audience to lose themselves in their own fantasy worlds.
Necla Rüzgar (born in 1972, Tunceli) lives and works in Ankara. Since 2013, she has worked as a professor at the painting department of the Faculty of Arts at Hacettepe University in Ankara, where she also studied. Her works featured in international exhibitions, including in Alexandria, Basel, Berlin, Bucharest, Freiburg, Seoul, Thessaloniki and Zurich.
GRIMMWELT Kassel (Est. in 2015), The Brothers Grimm Museum, is located in a picturesque park on the slope of an area called Weinberg close to Kassel city centre. The museum cooperates with outstanding artists, with educators for art and media as well as with cultural and social institutions. Alongside the valuable historical exhibits, there are sound and film documents, multimedia and interactive presentations and artistic installations which ensure stimulating experiences.