Publications

Authored books

Plümer, E. (2016). Unica Zürn: Art, Writing and Post-War Surrealism, I.B Tauris Publishers.

https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/unica-zurn-9781784530365/

Articles

Esra Plümer and Evanthia Tselika (March 2021). “Talking across the Cypriot Buffer Zone: Making the Invisible Visible.”, MESA magazine, Vidas Encondidas (Hidden Lives) No. 6. ISSN: 2319-0264.

http://institutomesa.org/revistamesa/edicoes/6/conversando-atraves-da-zona-tampao-cipriota/?lang=en

Plümer-Bardak, E. (2020). “Synchronicity, Abstract symbolism and the use of variations in Ayhan Menteş’ visual work”, Journal of Art History – Sanat Tarihi Dergisi. 29/2, Ekim|October, 783-805. DOI: 10.29135/std.732848

https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/std/issue/57828/732848

Plümer-Bardak, E. (2019), “Alchemizing The Trans-Latent: Sümer Erek’s Socially Engaged Art In The Contemporary Gallery” in Revista de Estudios Globales y Arte Contemporáneo| Vol. 6 | Núm. 1| 29-116.

https://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/REGAC/article/view/regac2019.1.13

Chapters in books

Nikita, E., Parpa, E., Plümer-Bardak, E., Stephanides, K. (2021). ‘The Ledra Palace as an Exhibition Space’, in Ledra Palace: Dancing on the line, (ed.) Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Loukia Loizou Hadjigavriel and Antigone Heraclidou. CYENS Centre of Excellence and the Leventis Museum of Nicosia.

Plümer-Bardak, E. (2021). “From narration to dialogue? Thinking about the way we talk about contemporary visual art in the Turkish Cypriot Community” in Contemporary art from Cyprus: Politics, identity and transcultural artistic production, (eds.) Evanthia Tselika, Elena Stylianou, Gabriel Koureas, Bloomsbury Publishers.

https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/contemporary-art-from-cyprus-9781350198647/?fbclid=IwAR1bd17wICiKgW6OXkriUVnIq7xCI47_PCw3TfI4a6sQbAH9VGENbzxM6u4

Plümer, E. (2019). “The Man of Jasmine by Unica Zürn.” Disability Experiences. (eds.) G. Thomas Couser and Susannah Mintz. Detroit, St. James Press.

Plümer, E. (2016). “The Living Doll: A Look at Hans Bellmer’s later work from the ‘puppet’s standpoint” in Dolls and Puppets as Artistic and Cultural Phenomenon, (ed.) Kamil Koponia, Warsaw University Press.

http://otworzksiazke.pl/images/ksiazki/dolls_1/dolls_1.pdf

Plümer, E. (2011). “The Comfort of Standing Next to Walls: Ill-Literacy in Unica Zürn’s visuality” in Beyond Textual Literacy, (ed.) Mary A. Drinkwater, Inter-Disciplinary Press.

http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/plumerpaper.pdf

Plümer, E. (2011). “The Luminary Forest: Robert Desnos and Unica Zürn’s tales of (dis)enchantment and transformation” in Anti-Tales: The Uses of Disenchantment (eds.) Catriona McAra and David Calvin, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

http://www.cambridgescholars.com/download/sample/57835

Review: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/486599

Exhibition catalogue texts, reviews and interpretation texts

Plümer Bardak, E. (2021 Forthcoming). “Meaningful Coincidences”, DAU-KAM Press.

Plümer Bardak, E. (8 October – 7 November 2018). “1973-2018” in 1973-2018, Sümer Erek/ Ülmen Aygın, exh. cat., Art Rooms at the House, Soylem Print House, Art Rooms, Kyrenia.

Plümer Bardak, E. (2017). “Lutz Presser: Almost Famous” in Almost Famous, exh. cat., Art Rooms at the House, Soylem Print House, Art Rooms, Kyrenia.

Plümer Bardak, E. (2017). “Marianna Constanti: Olfactory Souvenir” in Planites, exh. cat., Pafos2017 European Capital of Culture.

Plümer Bardak, E. (2015). “GEOMORPHOLOGIES: Ismet Tatar’s ‘And Earth’ and ‘Still Moments’ series (2006-2013)” in Plümer Bardak, E. et al. GEOMORPHOLOGIES: collecting specimens and creating space, DAU-KAM Press.

Plümer, E. (2014). “Down the Line: across and beyond borders” in Plümer Bardak, E. and Şonya, Z. Gönen Atakol, Retrospect: Down the Line, DAU-KAM Press.

Plümer, E. (2011). “Kathleen Fox: The Spaces of The Unconscious” in Papers of Surrealism, Issue 9.

http://www.surrealismcentre.ac.uk/papersofsurrealism/journal9/acrobat_files/Spaces%20of%20the%20Unsconscious%2013.9.11.pdf

Plümer, E. (2010). “Reading Unica Zürn: ill-literacy and The Man of Jasmine” in EMAA Vol. 11, Cyprus.

Plümer, E. (2010). “Unica Zürn’ü okumak: ‘aklın hasta okuryazarlığı’ ve Yasemin Adam” (trs.) Mehmet Ratip in Haşhaşi, Vol. 2, Istanbul.

Plümer, E. (2009). “Greenberg’s Heroes: Saving one Painting at a Time”, in EMAA Vol. 10, Cyprus.

Plümer, E. (2008). “Marcel Duchamp: art through non-art”, in EMAA Vol. 9, Cyprus.

Plümer, E. (2008). “Relics of Documentation: Authority and Authenticity”, in EMAA Vol. 8, Cyprus.

Edited Books

Ayhan Mentesh: My Life Story, (ed.) Plümer Bardak, E., DAU-KAM Press, 2021 Forthcoming.

Ayhan Mentes Anthology, (eds.) Plümer Bardak, E. and Sonya, Z., DAU-KAM Press, 2021 Forthcoming.

Hanife Tayyareci, Gri ve Beyaz ile Sanata Kuş Bakışı in EMAA Art for All Publications, (ed.) Plumer Bardak, E., Nicosia: EMAA, 2021 Forthcoming.

Hanife Tayyareci, Benim Güneşim, in EMAA Art for All Publications, (ed.) Plumer Bardak, E., Nicosia: EMAA, 2021 Forthcoming.

Eser Keçeci, Zi’nin Görsel Sanat’la Yolculuğu, in EMAA Art for All Publications, (ed.) Plumer Bardak, E., Nicosia: EMAA, 2021 Forthcoming.

Evi Tselika, Ben’in Ötesinde Düşünmek: Sanat ve Müşterek Uygulamaları (Thinking beyond the I: Art and its commoning practices), in EMAA Art for All Publications, (ed.) Plumer Bardak, E., Nicosia: EMAA, 2021 Forthcoming.

Derya Ulubatlı & Tegiye Birey, Öteki Olmak ve Ötekiyi Anlamak (Being and Understanding the Other: A Brief Look at the 21st-Century Cypriot Art), EMAA Art for All Publications, (ed.) Plumer Bardak, E., Nicosia: EMAA, 2021 Forthcoming.

Elena Parpa, Peyzajda Cinsiyet: 1950’lerin Kıbrıs’ında Köylü Kadını Resmetmek (Gender in the Landscape Painting the peasant-woman in 1950s Cyprus),  in EMAA Art for All Publications, (ed.) Plumer Bardak, E., Nicosia: EMAA, 2021 Forthcoming.