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Mosul, My Home

Thomas Büsch
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Art and Culture in Conflict Areas ORF – Kulturmontag, 29.4.2019 7 min The artist Adalet R. Garmiany and his art initiative ArtRole is working on a new project: a documentary about Mosul after ISIS. One of the largest ArtRole’s project in recent years. ‘Mosul My Home’ Is a project addressing the hope and dreams of people […]

Murat Germen – Istanbul

Thomas Büsch
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The largest airport of the world represents the gigantomania of the New Turkey by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Its manifestation in the cityscape is an artistically barely developed field. The artist Murat Germen photographically fixes the urban transformation processes of Istanbul and analyzes it with digital montages. The focus is also on the unmasking of […]

Cartoonists as Court Artists

Thomas Büsch
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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

Mahalla Festival

Thomas Büsch
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Short video about the Mahalla festival in Istanbul September 2017 in the frame of parallel events of the 15th Istanbul Biennial. Camera: Fide Dayo, Georg Graw, Yasin Baran Editing: Thomas Büsch Istanbul November 2017

Culture in Malta

Thomas Büsch
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On the occasion of the EU Presidency of Malta, we look at the Maltese art scene of 2017. In a time of crisis with regard to the identity of the EU and the refugee crisis, the focus of this Presidency will also be Europe’s migration crisis and cultural identity.