Panel: »›New Wave‹ Migration from Turkey: Displacement, Survival and Solidarity«

Panel discussion
4.Mai 2019, 19h
»›New Wave‹ Migration from Turkey: Displacement, Survival and Solidarity«
With: Onur Ceritoğlu, Özlem Sarıyıldız, Tuba İnal Çekiç
Chaired by: Özge Yaka

In the nGbK exhibition space

In the last few years, Berlin has become a major destination for highly educated, critically minded young people from Turkey (the so-called ›new wave‹). While most of them are not political refugees in the classical sense, they felt that they had to leave their home country. Stories of displacement and loss evolve into stories of re-making and solidarity in an urban environment that is marked by earlier waves of migration. This panel is about how those stories engender art works and projects that seek to create solidarity.

This panel is the third part of three panel discussions on Saturday, 4th of May:

14:00 In the Blink of A Bird: Panel »What’s Not Happening in Istanbul«
16:30 In the Blink of A Bird: Panel »Art At Stake?«

Panel: »Art At Stake / What are the limits of free expression for an artist?«

Panel discussion
4th of May, 4:30pm
»Art At Stake / What are the limits of free expression for an artist?«
With: Ceren Oykut, Selda Asal, Umut Yıldırım
Chaired by: Yasemin Nur

In the nGbK exhibition space

In countries racing towards autocracy, what is the position artists can take against the skillful plots of fear-inducing politics? How is their work affected by this? What type of expression is possible? What paths are taken?

This panel is the second part of three panel discussions on Saturday, 4 May:

14:00 In the Blink of A Bird: Panel »What’s Not Happening in Istanbul«
19:00 In the Blink of A Bird: Panel »’New Wave’ Migration from Turkey«

Panel: »What’s Not Happening in Istanbul?« at nGbK, Berlin

Panel discussion
4th of May 2019, 2pm
»What’s Not Happening in Istanbul?« (EN)
With: Asena Günal, Merve Ünsal, Fatma Belkıs
Chaired by: Ingo Arend

In the nGbK exhibition space

In the beginning of the 2000s, fertile ground led artistic production to flourish in Istanbul. Financial support for art was on the rise, as were multiple independent institutions. But today, the prevalence of self-censorship in culture and arts organisations has become the norm. There are fewer funding possibilities, and institutions are closing due to economic problems.
As conservatism and nationalism continues to grow on an international scale, political oppression, censorship and violence is increasing day by day in Turkey.
Artists were forced to change their production practices. In these political economical conditions, what are the new methods of production and expression for artists? And which new forms of exhibition-making and financing can withstand the pressure of the current situation?

This panel is the first part of three panel discussions on Saturday, 4 May:

16:30 In the Blink of A Bird: Panel »Art At Stake?«
19:00 In the Blink of A Bird: Panel »’New Wave’ Migration from Turkey«

Radicant Networks II

film screening | discussion with invited guests in English language
in cooperation with Marta Ferretti

The film is the visual exploration of a suburban area of Milan, a tinderbox of imaginaries, a combination of resilient practices, a memories’ stratification: Giambellino as an open air political laboratory. Post-vanguard, or better, an inland where to keep on rethinking about the present. Giambellino, Milan. Giambellino, an indefinite place. An outskirt among many others, not particularly worth seeing either for the presence of its social housing blocks or for the determination of its migrants. Not even for its isolation from the rest of the city.

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Radicant Networks Roundtable

ROUND TABLE & WORKSHOP  |  on the challenges of cultural organizations & artists in Arab countries and Germany

→ Deena Abdelwahed: Tunis/Tunesia
→ Dina Kafafy: Townhouse Gallery, Cairo/Egypt
→ Marwa Helmy: Al Mawred Al Thaqafy, Cairo/Egypt
→ Mohamed Hussein: Freelance artist, designer and curator, Baghdad/Iraq (more…)