PR: Sükran Moral - My Pain My Rebellion

Child brides, violence against women, female genital mutilation, homophobia and polygamy. These are only a few of the themes the Turkish artist Sükran Moral treats in her controversial oeuvre.

This autumn Sükran Moral will open the largest solo exhibition of her career so far — My Pain My Rebellion – at KODE Art Museums of Bergen, Norway.

"Pain turns into rage in me. I’ve decided to turn my tears into diamonds and slash society’s taboos."
– Sükran Moral.

Sükran Moral is one of the most disputed and prominent figures on the European art scene. Since the beginning of the 1990s she has made a name for herself through her uncompromising performances and powerful installations, which among other things has led to death threats against her in Turkey. A major part of Moral’s art deals with enforced confinement. How weak individuals in a society are discriminated against and abused by others.

Violence against women in particular is a repeated theme in Moral’s art, but she also works with other marginalised groups who live on the edge of society, such as the mentally ill, prostitutes, transsexuals and refugees.

With her direct and provoking performances Moral breaks with the customs and taboos that dictate how and where a woman can act, which is what makes her performances so intense and original.

Sükran Moral is one of contemporary art’s most powerful and political voices right now. My Pain My Rebellion presents Moral’s works from the last 25 years, but will also include some new works.

Opens 30 Oct 2015 at 19.00 in KODE 2 

Curators: Eli Okkenhaug and Marie von Möller
Press contact: Eirik Kydland, Head of Communication / Tel (+47) 481 23 017 / eirik.kydland@kodebergen.no