• Gülsün Karamustafa, Körebe (Blind Man’s Bluff), 1974, acrylic on paper, 23 x 17 3/8". From the series “Prison Paintings,” 1972–78.

    Gülsün Karamustafa

    Salt Beyoğlu/Salt Galata

    At a time of political instability in Turkey following the large-scale protests over the intended demolition of Gezi Park in the center of Istanbul—protests that have come to symbolize issues from gentrification to democratic rights—Gülsün Karamustafa’s “A Promised Exhibition” (curated by Duygu Demir and Merve Elveren of the SALT Research and Programs team) is timely and pertinent. The informative presentation is the artist’s most extensive to date and would be compelling even without the backdrop of recent events. Over more than four decades, Karamustafa has explored her country’s

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