Guest lecture, leading: Aslıhan Aşan.
The lecture will be focused on role of women artist in Turkish Modern and Contemporary Art. Before the 19th century, we are not able to point out paintings in Ottoman Empire, it’s because of specifics of the society such as beliefs and culture – until 19th century they kept avoiding forms of art like painting or sculpture.
Because of the reforms in 19th century, individuality became important issue for many artists. With new form of individuality women, who were able to get education, started to question their place in society. Like every other women in the world, women in Turkey had to fight for their rights.