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Nil Yalter

Until Dec, 9; 11am-1pm, 2.30-7pm (excl. Sun, Mon), extended until December 23rd

Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès,

14, rue de Seine, 6e, 01 43 26 53 09,

Free entry.


As part of PhotoSaintGermain festival. 


The news came out on the beginning of November : the Franco-Turkish artist Nil Yalter, born in Cairo in 1938 (hence her first name), will receive the Golden Lion for her lifetime achivement at the Venice Biennale in 2024, a prestigious award that makes us want to go and see (or see again) some of her committed, feminist creations, which speak of exile and are exhibited at the Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès.

In the center of the room, a screen, shows one of Nil Yalter's landmark works, The headlesswoman or the belly dance, created in 1974. Only the artist's stomach appears, undulating. She wrote concentrically on it, in black ink, a text by the poet and philosopher René Nelli (1906-1982) about sexuality and the clitoris.

On one of the gallery walls, a series of portraits of Turkish immigrant women; faces that she cuts out, deconstructs, in geometric strips, erasing the features of these "invisible" women.

A strong gesture of protest ! 

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Sculptures mobiles de François Weil devant son atelier à Onzain

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