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PRESS: REPRESSIÓ Marita Muukkonen i Ivor Stodolsky, codirectores d’Artistes en Risc “Els creadors han de poder presentar obres controvertides sense que els tribunals els amenacin”, in Directa

Source: Directa.cat ENGLISH interview questions Please also use your favourite auto-translate tool to also read original text as published in Catalan below, which includes the story of Lisa Fittko’s work in the Resistance Movement against Nazism in the Second World … Continue reading

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Press: Artist Persecution and Protection in “Gagosian Quarterly”

The Gagosian Quarterly’s excellent interview with AR on its online site is followed by a remarkable historical piece on “Artist Persecution and Protection” in its print edition, also by Gillian Jakab. Ranging from the trial of Socrates via Josephine Baker and … Continue reading

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PRESS: “Dreaming of a golden age in Syria”, AR-SHH Resident Angela Aldebs talks to Voima

Interview by: Ilona Iia Simes, Voima, 12th October 2020 (online and in print).  Still “dreaming of the golden age in Syria”, AR-Safe Haven Helsinki Resident Angela Aldebs talks to Ilona Iia Simes at Voima about dance, revolution and life in … Continue reading

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PRESS: Kurdish artist Fatos Irwen released from Turkish prison – Rûdaw

Related: Bio Fatoş İrwen BREAKING NEWS! Fatoş İrwen has been released from Turkish prison! SOURCE: Rûdaw, Yasmine Mosimann & Shawn Carrié, March 6, 2020 PRESS TEXT: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Fatos Irwen, a Kurdish artist from Diyarbakir, was released from a … Continue reading

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PRESS: Die müssen da raus, in “art – Das Kunstmagazin”

SOURCE: art – Das Kunstmagazin, Tim Holthöfer, August 2019 PRESS TEXT: INTERVIEW Die Kuratoren von »Artists at Risk« über ihre Arbeit mit Künstlern in Not Die Organisation »Artists at Risk« verschafft bedrohten Künstlern Stipendien und Residenzen in  sicheren Ländern, organisiert … Continue reading

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PRESS: Chased by conflict in Ukraine, an artist finds a haven in Helsinki – The Washington Post

Related: AR Resident Spartak Khachanov Artists at Risk and its AR Residencies SOURCE: The Washington Post, Will Englund and Kathy Lally, Nov. 2, 2019 PRESS TEXT: HELSINKI — Let’s call them “figurines.” That’s the name their creator, Spartak Khachanov, delicately … Continue reading

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PRESS: Soldaten in Phallusform Ein Student hatte eine Phallus-Parade aus Gipssoldaten aufgestellt. Pazifistisch sollte diese sein – der Direktor des Instituts findet sie „unmoralisch“.

Source: TAZ, January. 2019 Bernhard Clasen   PRESS TEXT: Ein Student hatte eine Phallus-Parade aus Gipssoldaten aufgestellt. Pazifistisch sollte diese sein – der Direktor des Instituts findet sie „unmoralisch“. Lange stand die „Phallus-Parade“ nicht. Auch Wladimir Chartschenko, Dozent für graphisches … 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 think … Continue reading

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PRESS: Mike Watson on the exhibition Suomi Finland 101, Vantaa Art Museum

Source: Art Review, Oct. 2018 Mike Watson   PRESS TEXT: Suomi Finland 101 Vantaa Art Museum, 30 August – 13 January Featuring 17 artists across four rooms, Suomi Finland 101 brings together two-dimensional works, videos and installations that enquire into … Continue reading

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