SAFER SPACE

we will keep you informed as soon as the exhibition is allowed to take place at villa vida! stay tuned, stay excited.

 

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credit: damla şahinbaş
 

‘’concerning trans murders, turkey is ranked 1st in europe and 9th worldwide. trans people and lgbtiqa+ individuals are not under any law protection in the state constitution in turkey. trans and lgbtiqa+ individuals are subjects of hate crimes, violence, psychological oppression, unemployment, mobbing at work. homophobia and transphobia in public are left unpunished by the state. in addition, lgbtiqa+ individuals are struggling under community and state violence to create their own safer spaces, but society pressure and state law are trying to destroy the ‘safer spaces’ that lgbtiqa+ individuals are trying to build, alongside while facing various hate crimes. the goal of this exhibition is to create a remote network of solidarity with especially trans and lgbtiqa+ individuals in turkey here in vienna in memory of the ‘transgender day of remembrance’, and also use art as a tool making those struggles visible and to use art as a defense mechanism against any discrimination.’’

artist
cansu yıldıran
damla şahinbaş
ömer tevfik erten
ciwan veysel

CiwanVeyse_Curater

curated by
CIWAN VEYSEL

ciwan veysel is a kurdish, queer activist and freelance photographer/artist born in turkey and living in vienna. he mainly works on the dynamics that he established with his identities in his photographic work. His work often addresses social issues such as topics of racism, diaspora, lgbtiqa+ visibility and kurdish identity issues.

in cooperation with:

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SAFER SPACE

we will keep you informed as soon as the exhibition is allowed to take place at villa vida! stay tuned, stay excited.

DSC8290

‘’corncerning trans murders, turkey is ranked 1st in europe and ranked 9th worldwide. trans people and lgbtiqa+ individuals are not under any law protection in the state constitution in turkey. trans and lgbtiqa+ individuals are subjects of hate crimes, violence, psychological oppression, unemployment, mobbing at work. homophobia and transphobia in public are left unpunished by the state. in addition, lgbtiqa+ individuals are struggling under community and state violence to create their own safer spaces, but society pressure and state law are trying to destroy the ‘safer spaces’ that lgbtiqa+ individuals are trying to build, alongside while facing various hate crimes. the goal of this exhibition is to create a remote network of solidarity with especially trans and lgbtiqa+ individuals in turkey here in vienna in memory of the ‘transgender day of remembrance’, and also use art as a tool of making those struggles visible and to use art as a defense mechanism against such discrimination.’’

artist
cansu yıldıran
damla şahinbaş
ömer tevfik erten
ciwan veysel


curatedy by
CIWAN VEYSEL

ciwan veysel is a kurdish, queer activist and freelance photographer/artist born in turkey and living in vienna. He mainly works on the dynamics that he established with his identities in his photographic work. His work often addresses social issues such as topics of racism, diaspora, lgbtiqa+ visibility and kurdish identity issues.

CiwanVeyse_Curater

in cooperation with:

quuuuer____FINAL_VV_logo-Kopie
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