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Fri, 17 Nov



Urban Mythologies

Welcome to 'Urban Mythologies,' an artistic journey that blurs the boundaries between reality and imagination

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Urban Mythologies
Urban Mythologies

Time & Location

17 Nov 2023, 17:00 – 30 Nov 2023, 19:00

Kadıköy, Rasimpaşa, Beydağı Sk 3 A, 34716 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Türkiye

About the event

Welcome to 'Urban Mythologies,' an artistic journey that blurs the boundaries between reality and imagination. This exhibition explores captivating narratives inspired by the SWANA region's history, featuring themes of love, capitalism, and personal transformation. Through visual art and poetic prose, it delves into the profound impact of capitalism, the enigmatic character Yasmin, and a unique mythology blending Ibn Battuta's travels with contemporary immigration challenges. An interactive experience awaits with a large blank canvas, inviting your interpretations. Thematic small canvases complement the core narratives, while 'Stop the Genocide' reminders address pressing real-world issues. 'Urban Mythologies' is a multifaceted exploration, offering a space for reflection and engagement. Join us at Arthere and become part of this artistic narrative.

Rue Green, formerly known as Khoder El Hajj Hassan, is a contemporary abstract painter based

in Istanbul, Turkey. Born in 1998, Rue's artistic journey reflects their creative versatility and

unwavering commitment to addressing societal issues.

Their path began with screen appearances in commercials, which later expanded to selling

graphite portrait drawings in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2018. This transformative phase added

depth to their artistic skills, setting the stage for their future creative endeavors.

In 2018, Rue ventured into theater, co-writing and performing in "This is Us," a thought-provoking

play that explored the dynamics between governments and refugees. In 2021, they contributed

to "Gender: Unlimited," a performance as part of the "Performance Art for Gender Equality"

project, supported by Crossing Borders and the Anna Lindh Foundation.

In 2020, Rue's work gained recognition in renowned art galleries like Nabad Art's 'Arleb' and

various art competitions, providing a platform to address political and climate issues.

Rue's artistic exploration extends to filmmaking, active contributions to documentaries, and

independent film projects. In late 2021, they adopted the identity 'Rue Green' and found their

distinctive artistic voice.

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