The CENTRALE and Argos present an unexpected dialogue between the Turkish artist Gülsün Karamustafa (1949) and the Brussels artist Koen Theys (1963) under the section “create together” of the EUROPALIA Arts Festival Turkey. In her videos, installations and paintings Gülsün Karamustafa explores themes that, through recent events, acquire a special dimension: the cultural anchoring, the idea of displacement, migration. Koen Theys takes a very critical look at our society and its contradictions and expresses his fascination with myths, repression and authority. His powerful works embody the loss of reality in an overhyped world. The confrontation of the works of the two artists intensifies their visual impact and highlights their content: questioning the place of the individual in a changing society through universal themes such as identity and cultural conventions.
© Gülsün KARAMUSTAFA & Koen THEYS