Inci Eviner’s film, Harem, 2009 is based on a series of early 19th century engravings by German artist Antoine Ignace Melling, who was invited by Sultan Selim the Third to chronicle the court and city of Constantinople. Eviner replaces the original figures with animations of women performing repetitive, mundane actions. Shown on a continuous loop the film challenges the Western perception of the harem as a place of sexual intrigue and subjugation with an alternative view of it as a place where women are the active.

Duration 16 October 2009 - 03 January 2010
Times Tues-Sun 11am-6pm, Thurs 11am-9pm
Cost Free
Venue Whitechapel Gallery
Address 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London E1 7QX, ,
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