Gurbette Hasret is the story of longing, personal change and transformations told through illustrations and musical storytelling. It depicts the struggles and challenges of a personal change.
Kornelia Binicewicz (Ladies on Records) looked at the emotional lives of women from Turkey who migrated to Germany and listened to their personal stories of longing. Biographical and musical memories of women got imprinted in the songs that helped them to go through a challenging process of change and transformation. Gizem Winter illustrated the stories from the individual and communal experience of the migration. The illustrator and the anthropologist tried to capture the meaningful moments of the women’s migration.
Gurbette Hasret exhibition takes place in KOLİ Art Space in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Istanbul from 17 till 31 December 2021. A Sound Talk and the listening party with Ladies on Records and İpek İpekçioğlu will take place on 25th December 2021, 19.00 at KOLİ Art Space in cooperation with Tarabya Cultural Academy.
Kornelia Binicewicz – Polish origin record collector. DJ and anthropologist of culture currently living in Istanbul, Turkey. In 2015, she moved to Istanbul to explore female music from Turkey and the Middle East. Daily, she lives on the island near Istanbul travels all around the world in search of mesmerising music and meaningful stories to tell.
The illustrator and designer Gizem Winter was born in Ankara, studied graphic design at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Hacettepe University in Ankara and lives and works in Cologne. Winter often designs event posters, album covers, print templates, editorial illustrations and most recently worked on a series of small figurative sculptures. She took part in various exhibitions in Germany, Portugal and Turkey. Gizem Winter works as a full-time freelance artist in her small studio in Cologne.
İpek İpekçioğlu, born 1972 in Munich, grew up in Berlin and lives and works as a DJ, curator, producer and author there. Her numerous audiovisual works, compositions and musical publications are created both solo and in collaboration with artists such as Selda Bağcan, Gaye Su Akyol, Petra Nachtmanova and Hakan Vreskala. In 2017 and 2019 she curated the interdisciplinary festival # disPlaced- # rePlaced at Radialsystem Berlin. İpek İpekçioğlu has received numerous awards for her work, including the German Record Critics’ Prize and the 2017 Musicboard Scholarship; In 2018 she received a scholarship from the Vila Sul in Bahia / Brazil. İpek İpekçioğlu will be a resident of the Tarabya Cultural Academy from October 2021 to January 2022.
The exhibition and the music events are part of the Intimacy of Longing project created with Goethe-Institut Istanbul, commemorating 60 years of the labor migration from Turkey to Germany.