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Welcome Saddam Jumaily – AR Safe Haven Helsinki

We are pleased to welcome Saddam Jumaily, renowned Iraqi painter, writer, and graphic artist, who will be an Artists at Risk (AR) Safe Haven resident co-hosted by PM-Perpetuum Mobile and Kone Foundation. He will the take up residence as part of … Continue reading

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Welcoming Erden Kosova to AR-Safe Haven Berlin

We are pleased to have Erden Kosova as an AR-Resident in Berlin in cooperation with Apartment Project (Selda Asal). Erden will use the residency to continue his theoretical research in the coming months. Erden Kosova is a Turkish art critic … Continue reading

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Welcoming Smart Owie from Nigeria to AR-Residency

We are happy to welcome Smart Owie, renowned Nigerian artist and sculptor, who became an AR-Resident in January 2019. He is currently in safety at an undisclosed AR-Safe Haven Residency in Africa. Owie was forced to leave Nigeria after a … Continue reading

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Free Musician Rami Sidky – Held in Egyptian prison since 2018 – Artists at Risk

Rami Sidky, a 33-year old guitarist and musician from Cairo (Egypt) has been languishing in jail since May 2018. The Egyptian judiciary continues to hold Rami without clear charges. His supposed crime? Alleged participation in a song critical of the … Continue reading

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Open Letter re Pussy Riot Artists in Sweden: AR and Partners Call for Political Asylum

Open Letter re Pussy Riot Artists in Sweden: AR and Partners Call for Political Asylum for Lusine Dzjanyan and Alexey Knedlyakovsky and their two children.

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Welcome to Spartak Khachanov as AR-Resident in Helsinki

We are happy to announce the arrival of artist Spartak Khachanov to the Artists-at-Risk (AR) residency. Khachanov is a sculptor and pacifist, who will be resident at Suomenlinna in Helsinki from January 2019. Spartak Khachanov is from Kiev, Ukraine, where he … Continue reading

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PRESS: Turkey Cracks Down on Cultural Workers and Academics Tied to Detained Philanthropist

Source: Hyperallergic, Dorian Batycka, Nov. 20, 2018   PRESS TEXT: As Osman Kavala, an acclaimed Turkish cultural philanthropist, enters his second year imprisoned in solitary confinement without charge, the arrests of 20 of his affiliates expose the double-standards of Turkey’s … Continue reading

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PRESS: RAMY ESSAM talks to YLE about freedom of expression (in Finnish)

Source: https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-10506987 Sanna Vilkman 17.11.2018   Ramy Essam, the voice of the Egyptian revolution and “singer of Tahrir Square”, talks to Finnish YLE about the importance of freedom of expression and the Finnish way of not speaking up: – I … Continue reading

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AR-Resident Tito Valery back in Berlin

Bio page: Tito Valery We are pleased to announce that Tito Valery will be continuing his Artists at Risk Residency in Berlin in cooperation with the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.). While in Berlin, Tito will be hosting a session at the … Continue reading

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Documentation: Tito Valery’s TALK at ViCCA, Aalto University

Bio page: Tito Valery Tito Valery, Artists at Risk (AR) Resident at AR-Safe Haven Helsinki was invited to give a lecture at the Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art (ViCCA) transdisciplinary Master’s Degree Programme at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and … Continue reading

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