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BREAKING NEWS! Fatoş İrwen has been released from Turkish prison!

2 March 2020 BREAKING NEWS Fatoş İrwen has been released from Turkish prison!! Congratulations! Welcome back! ——– Artists at Risk (AR) has long been advocating for the release and just treatment of Fatoş İrwen (bio page).  Since 2016, İrwen faced … Continue reading

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Barıs Seyitvan welcomed to the Artists at Risk (AR)-ZKM | Karlsruhe Residency

We are very happy to announce that Artists at Risk (AR) has secured a year-long, two-part AR-Residency in Germany for the curator and artist Barış Seyitvan. Following his AR-Residency in Helsinki and a bridging period in Belgrade, Seyitvan has arrived … Continue reading

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AR Resident – Barıs Seyitvan

Baris Seyitvan (1982) is a Kurdish curator and artist previously based in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, working around the themes of contemporary art and migration, conflict, imprisonment and torture, nomadism, and exile. Graduating in 2004 in Fine Arts Education at Dicle … Continue reading

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Welcoming Barış Seyitvan as AR-Resident at Suomenlinna

We are happy to welcome Barış Seyitvan as AR-Resident at Suomenlinna in Helsinki. Barış is a curator and artist with extensive experience of research into conflict and displacement in relation to contemporary art and the conditions of the art worker … 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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Documentation: The First Theatre Play in Kurdish in Finland

On June 3, Gule Özalp Ulusoy and Kemal Ulusoy presented their latest creation, Lîstûbêj-Durû (Two-Faced), at the Tanssiteatteri Raatikko in Vantaa. Lîstûbêj-Durû is the first theatre play to be performed in Kurdish language (Kurmanci) in Finland. KURDISH (Kurmanci): Nave Lîstikê: Lîstûbêj- Durû … Continue reading

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