· Cemre Yeşil’s exhibition Double Portrait for Millî Reasürans Art Gallery can be visited between March 17 – May 29, 2021.
· The catalogue essay of Cemre Yeşil’s exhibition at Millî Reasürans Art Gallery was written by Ahu Antmen. Besides the catalogue, a hybrid photo-text book titled “Double Portait” was published by FiLBooks. Visitors of the exhibition will have the publications in the exhibition space.
Cemre Yeşil’s new work Double Portrait is a reverie in the form of images and words. A communication of her artistic calling through photography and an archive of her personal journey of fear of loss; the joy of love and birth; and a questioning of the psychological aspect of photography. The exhibition invites the viewer to remember what it means to be held, and experiencing what it means to hold regardless of cultural norms related to gender. Double Portrait records 9 years of research into a real-time system of observation on the mother-child relationship through different lenses.
Ahu Antmen remarks about the exhibition: “Double Portrait is full of the visual variants that raise questions related to our selves and identities through our own personal archives. Who are we? When do we become who we are? How were we held? And can photographs really tell us?
In a culture where images of the mother-child relationship are cliched conspicuously in and outside of the realms of art, popular culture and everyday life, these intimate shots in which Cemre Yeşil re-addresses the cultural, reach a more raw and natural state of expression.