Artist Gulsun Karamustafa honored by Dutch Consulate

Established Turkish artist Gulsun Karamustafa, known by her oeuvre spanning more than five decades, was given the Netherlands’ prestigious Prince Claus Award 2014 on Friday at a ceremony at the Palais de Hollande in Istanbul. The ceremony started with a film screening on Karamustafa’s works detailing her body of work focusing on the issues related to migration, displacement, gender and history.

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Established Turkish artist Ganduumllsanduumln Karamustafa, known by her oeuvre spanning more than five decades, was given the Netherlandsand#39 prestigious Prince Claus Award 2014 on Friday at a ceremony at the Palais de Hollande in Istanbul.

The ceremony started with a film screening on Karamustafaand#39s works detailing her body of work focusing on the issues related to migration, displacement, gender and history.

The award committee announced that andldquoKaramustafa is awarded for creating a nuanced poetic work that captures the shifting cultural codes of life in Istanbul for her daring analytical narratives and critical perspectives on cultural issues, conveying insights into historical context and societal change that remain resonant today for her immense contribution to contemporary Turkish art and its development and for confronting socio-political tensions and nurturing understanding and tolerance.andrdquo

After the artist was presented her award by Dutch Ambassador HE Ron Keller, Istanbul-based Dutch soprano Anderske Kaspersma gave a live performance.

The principal Prince Claus Award 2014 was given to Abel Rodrigues from the Noyuna people of the Colombian Amazon while other recipients of the award along with Karamustafa include Abel Rodriguez from Colombia, Ignacio Aganduumlero from Chile, Rosina Cazali from Guatemala, Lav Diaz from the Philippines, FX Harsono from Indonesia, Museo Itinerante de arte por la Memoria from Peru, Lia Rodrigues from Brazil, Sparrow Sound Picture Archives for Research on Women from India and Tran Luong from Vietnam

The Prince Claus Awards, titled after the late Prince Claus of the Netherlands, have been given every year since 1996 to individuals or organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean for their contributions to cultural and social fields.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman