Nil Yalter

This review of Nil Yalter’s solo show at MOT International appeared on art agenda: Nil Yalter, Rahime, Kurdish Woman from Turkey (detail), 1979. The recent resurgence of interest in the pioneering work of Turkish artist Nil Yalter (b. 1938), whose career spans four decades, owes much to Cornelia Butler’s 2007 exhibition “WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. In her retrospective of feminist art from the 1970s, Butler showcased La Roquette, Prison des Femmes (1974), Yalter’s early multimedia work, arguably rescuing it from near oblivion. For decades, the video, photographic, and drawing installation, … Continue reading Nil Yalter