“Tough Times for Cartoons” (Schluss mit lustig) is an exhibition featuring stunning new trends in Graphic Satire produced in Turkey. It opens on the 19th of July 2017 in Kassel. The Seventh German Caricatura invited the Turkish colleagues in a gesture of solidarity. A Panel will follow the opening.
Still the Comic Scene is the most progressive part of the art- and media circles. Their works are sharp, brave, imaginative, metaphorical and powerful. After the suppressed Gezi Protests the Cartoonist went through a period of reflection. Self-criticism, the search for new visions results in a huge scope of different works and styles.
“Schluss mit lustig” is also the title of a Cartoon-Book published in the Avant-Verlag. 46 Cartoonists are presenting their works. Sabine Küper-Büsch, Curator of the exhibition, is dividing the book and the show in 6 chapters: Intoxication of power, World Affairs, New Turkey, Let’s go on, Ottomania and Fantasia. Opening of the exhibition: 19.7.2017, 6pm, Werner-Hilpert-Str.1, Kassel, Duration: 20.7. – 27.8.2017.
Participating Artists: Ali Ulvi Ersoy, Aret Gıcır, Aslan Özdemir, Bahadır Baruter, Bahadır Boysal, Behiç Pek, Betül Yılmaz, Bülent Üstün, Cem Dinlenmiş, Cemil Cavit Yavuz, Cengiz Üstün, Cihan Ceylan, Devrim Kunter, Doruktan Turan, Ender Özkahraman, Erdil Yaşaroğlu, Ersin Karabulut, Esin Özbek, Feyhan Güver, Galip Tekin, Göksu Gül, Hakan Karadeniz, Hayatı Boyacıoğlu, Haydar Işık, İlhan Sayın, İltem Didem, Ipek Özsüslü, İzel Rozental, Mehmet Çağçağ, Mehmet Erdener, Memo Tembelçizer, Murat Başol, Oky, Ramize Erer, Suat Özkan, Sefer Selvi, Selçuk Erdem, Semra Can, Serkan Altuniğne, Sönmez Karakurt, Tan Cemal Genç, Tuncay Akgün, Uğur Gürsoy, Yiğit Özgür, Zeynep Özatalay