Critical Art in Istanbul Endangered Voices

Mar 13 2018
Breite Gasse 17
1070 Vienna
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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After establishing the economic and political hegemony, the oppressive regime in Turkey has officially launched a cultural war against the critical meaning producers in the country. Among other examples of arbitrary persecutions, one of the boldest steps in this Kulturkampf has been the arrest of Osman Kavala, the founder of Anadolu Kültür, Depo and The presentation will try to contextualise the history of these institutions and to illustrate current obstructions to cultural fields in Turkey.

Erden Kosova, editor, Red Thread, Istanbul

Eylem Ertürk, arts manager, formerly at Anadolu Kültür, Istanbul