Like A PrayerCigdem AydemirIn Like a Prayer, Sydney-based artist Cigdem Aydemir confronts the symbolism associated with the headscarf and how it differs from the way we visually read a hairstyle. Drawing on the experiences of Muslim women wearing wigs over their headscarves to avoid confrontation while attending official gatherings, Aydemir presents a series of portrait photographs and video work of women wearing fantastically elaborate headscarves that double as hairstyles. From pale pink and crimped to blooming orange bouffants, Aydemir’s hybrid headscarves playfully recall elements of drag and pop culture to challenge what we think we see.Briony DownesArts Writer
TEMPORARY GALLERY SPACE CLOSURE / COVID -19 RESPONSE
To our Finkelstein family, in response to COVID -19 in Melbourne, we would like to let you all know that Finkelstein Gallery is now fully online until further notice.
We will extend the dates for Cigdem Aydemir's wonderful exhibition and hope to be able to welcome visitors to the gallery soon. The exhibition will go up online shortly, together with a great essay by Briony Downes on this work. We also suggest purchasing the new edition of Art Collector, which includes a fascinating article on Cigdem and her work.
We will continue to work remotely, with some exciting news about new artists coming up, together with sharing news and work by all our wonderful artists on instagram.
To enquire about any of our artists, please contact us on
0413 877 401.
During this challenging time for Victoria and beyond, we send our very best wishes to our immediate and extended community: artists, supporters, industry colleagues, visitors, partners and family.
As always, take care of yourselves and one another.
All the very best,
Lisa and the Finkelstein Gallery team.
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Hope to be able to welcome visitors to the gallery soon.