RESTRICTIONS OF THE EARTH
Osman Kader Ahmed, Vooria Aria, Khadija Baker, Adel Dauood, Niştiman Erdede, Murat Gök, Bahram Hajou, Fatoş Irwen, Azad Nanakeli, Şefik Özcan, Walid Siti
curated by Barış Seyitvan and Ezgi Bakçay in cooperation with Gudrun Wallenböck
May 19 - June 25, 2016
Characteristics of life on earth transform completely and the sense of belonging is damaged or extinct due to the dynamism of people between geography and culture. The yearning for a world without restrictions has become a struggle for survival in the form of physical and bureau- cratic boundaries. This “rootlessness” triggers creativity in the mould of resistance and expressive forms. How do distance and coordinates, memory and historical perception, identification and habits, yearnings and hope encapsulate themselves within artistic expression? The exhibition ‘Restrictions of the Earth’ engages artists who have first hand experienced the socio-dynamic shift.
Photos: Jakob Lindner