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Cartoonists as Court Artists

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Many journalists are imprisoned in Turkey. If it comes to the process, the cartoonists are the one who spread images from the court. Zeynep Özatalay and Murat Başol are known for their imaginative, artistic illustrations. Now they are voluntarily pursuing political processes, documenting them graphically and sharing them on social networks. arte metropolis February 2018

Election in Turkey

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5:30 Min., arte Metropolis, 1.11.2015 A short program about artists, actors and journalists in Turkey after the bomb attacks in Ankara, Octobre 2015. Just befor the election on November 1 the art scene in Turkey was rebellious than ever. Despite a ban on demonstrations in Taksim Square, a theater group is performing in memory of […]

Third Mardin Biennial

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The Mardin Biennial connects the magnificent city with it’s mythologies this time. In the Video you see Yavuz Tenyeli’s work “The last bridge”. It is located in the Monastry Mor Efrem, an abondened Chaldean convent. Metin Eryilmaz is an assyrian Christian collecting historical daily objects. The collector and his museal home are also part of […]

Cultural Battle in Istanbul

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6 Min., arte – metropolis, 22.6.2013 Burning barricades, policemen with truncheons, tear gas, steam and countless injured protesters: Images of the protests around the Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul, went around the world. But what is behind the uprisin?

Censorship in Turkey

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6 Min., arte – metropolis, 16.7.2012 Erdogan, who dabbled in amateur dramatics as a student, has a reputation for wearing his heart on his sleeve. But his tirades against “arrogant, alcoholic actors” and an arts establishment he claims holds ordinary people in contempt have shocked Turkey. Theatres cannot take government subsidies and then criticise the […]