“Politics, war and oppression are a part of my life,” Fatoş İrwen explained of her current solo show, Exceptional Times.
Exploring how to eat as humans change the climate, Climavore: Seasons Made to Drift is on view until August 22 at SALT Beyoğlu.
“The government views us as political because we believe that the almost 20 million Kurds living in Turkey have the right to experience theater in their own language,” said actor Cihad Ekinci.
Turkey’s Trade Ministry filed a lawsuit demanding the dissolution of Anadolu Kültür, an institution founded by Kavala in 2002.
The State Department released a statement denouncing the “specious charges against Kavala, his ongoing detention, and the continuing delays in the conclusion of his trial.”
The initial protests started one month ago after President Erdoğan appointed one of his political allies as the school’s rector, inciting outrage over political motivations.
For two weeks last fall, performance artist Alisa Oleva walked with 33 different women in Istanbul; sometimes for 30 minutes, sometimes for three hours, but always from 1500 miles away.
Dionysus, the god of fertility and wine in Greek mythology, was also known as the “masked” god of theater and a patron of arts.
As femicide rates continue to rise in the country, there’s more to consider than just the surface-level gesture of #womensupportingwomen.
As the Turkish government announced that the Hagia Sophia will be converted back into a mosque, one of the primary responses worldwide has been to assert that the edifice constitutes “universal” heritage, that it belongs to all of us.
Kavala has been detained since 2017. Human rights activists have called for his release due to a lack of “facts, information, or evidence.”
Art historians and conservationists worry Turkish authorities might remove the centuries-old Byzantine mosaics that adorn it.