Porcelain Masks Symbolizing EqualityBy Angela https://pictolic.com/en/article/porcelain-masks-symbolizing-equality
Being the first porcelain museum in Turkey, which tells about the change of porcelain from the past to the present, hosts European porcelains produced between the 16th and 18th centuries and whose originals are exhibited in world-renowned museums, Kütahya tiles, Dolmabahçe and Topkapı Palace porcelains and classical cars belonging to Nafi Güral. NG Museum, which has the feature of; Sema Güral Sürmeli's "Unmasked Faces" exhibition met with art lovers.
The male and female figures coming out of the same mold emphasize the common point in the creation of individuals. Mask designs, in which the distinction between men and women are not noticed at first glance, explain that women and men are the same in terms of creation; A closer look at the details reveals that men and women are actually just as different.
The pointed dots on the heads of the masks symbolize the complexity between the male and female minds and that they instinctively have different characteristics. Stating that women's emotional intelligence, empathy skills and human relations are more developed than men, Semra Güral Sürmeli states that although emotional intelligence is characterized as a weakness in society, it contributes to women being more meticulous, whether at home or at work.
The leaves in the figures of both genders represent rebirth and struggle. Individuals also experience cycles in life, just like leaves in nature, and the leaf figure expresses that everyone goes through different stages and struggles in their life cycle. In other words, it is stated that everyone's struggle in both social and business life is special, and therefore it is not right to compare individuals and to prioritize each other. The positions and similarity of the leaves on the masks also emphasize the equality of the struggle of men and women in life.
With her works, Sema Güral Sürmeli also refers to Confucius's phrase "I did not see, I did not hear, I do not know", and with her unique interpretation and striking reality, she reveals how important women are for those who do not see, do not hear and ignore the existence, power and determination of women in business life. laying out.