• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Güzin YAMANER
    Ankara University State Conservatory

  • Dates: 1 June 2010

This article claims that the art which is considered as universal by Europe, suppossed to be the cradle of civilization is imperialist and thereby it is a device of sexist system. In the light of this claim, this text is a criticisim about art and sexism between Europe and Turkey with the experience of two big international theatre festivals of Amsterdam and Oslo which have taken place in a year. This text priotises the feminist knowledge that historically and ideologically shows the exclusion of women from dominant written science language. In this respect, this text attempts to evaluate an official visit from Turkey to abroad with a group of young art students, European culture and other identities within the aim of a struggle against sexism in art. The text in which a story – like and ironic language has been used, tries to find the trails of cruelty of post-colonialism against the Third World and the other identities by means of art organizations.

Feminism and colonial female image, women’s history, art, theatre and gender, East-West

Ankara University State Conservatory