Bahar Yürükoğlu Maybe I’d like to be like you

The artist’s intervention asks us to reconnect with the earth

By Sarah Jilani

Bahar Yürükoğlu, The Forest Party, 2016, archival pigment, 80 × 120 cm. Courtesy the artist and Art Sümer, Istanbul

Art Sümer, Istanbul, 10 March – 22 April If a gesture of reconciliation is too little, too late, can it still salvage something? Could the attempt itself be the start of a different dialogue, at least – one that reforges a relationship, without expecting forgiveness? Turkish-American artist Bahar Yürükoğlu seems to suggest so: her latest solo exhibition tentatively explores a yearning for a new relationship with the natural world. In it, she captures her own attempt at initiating a human–nature dialogue,…

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