Where have the arts gone ?

Even if world wide’s biggest museums have opened online platforms for virtual visits of their collections and audiovisual platforms have developed special programs for this confinement period, we feel disconnected from live experiences and social confrontation with art and culture.

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With the “SHLIM-LINE Show” on the 24th of October 89 we (Johannes Beck & Uli M Schueppel, as studio guest Christoph Dreher / Die Haut) produced a show live in the West Berlin Radio100 in which we suddenly announced the fall of the Wall. The whole thing had triggered tremendous reactions – but perhaps not necessarily led to the real fall of the Wall 2 weeks later … or did it?

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Sapun Ghar

In 2015, the artist Iris Andraschek was artist in residence in Istanbul supported by the Austrian Chancellor and supported by the Istanbul based association DIYALOG. During her residency in Istanbul she started an ongoing project on the so called Aleppo Soap.

For the first time Iris Andrascheck is presenting this ongoing project at the Büyük Valide Han in Istanbul in the frame of parallel events of the 16th Istanbul Biennial organized in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum in Istanbul.

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