Nancy Atakan: Remembering the Future
End Date: 26/09/2020
Using lace, cloth cut outs, thread drawings, photographs, and antique textiles from her personal collection, in a new series of needlework pieces Atakan continues with and expands upon the topics of the relationship between word and image, storytelling, female experiences, globalization and gentrification.
Atakan used her small home studio to produce this body of work during the three and a half month 2020 Covid-19 lockdown. As she read, wrote, sewed, imagined and looked out onto the flowers on her terrace and the trees in Macka Park in Istanbul, she became convinced that the key to the survival of future generations rested with learning from the vegetal world.
In her film, Oleander, her use of a previously favoured technique, personification, gradually becomes obvious as her voice narrates a part fact – part fictional story.In her needlework panels, she continues to investigate the relationship between word and image as she embroiders images alone in some works, while including sentences she has written
Pi Artworks London is excited to announce Nancy Atakan’s solo exhibition Remembering the Future as part of London Collective on Vortic Collect.