Media Award for Standing Man / Duran Adam

…ent had forbidden to protest or demonstrate at all, the performance artist Erdem Gündüz stood in the same place without moving for eight hours on June 17, staring at the flag of modern Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on the Atatürk Culture Center, that should be demolished by the will of the recent prime minister Erdogan. Gündüz was soon joined by a group of around 300 fellow demonstrators, who all came to stand in silence beside him, stari…

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Frozen Dreams

…s Büsch. His current performance Frozen Dreams as well as the video of Standing Man will be screened from June 12th to 15th from 8:30 pm onwards. The screening of the performance by Erdem Gündüz takes place as part of the anniversary 25 years city partnership Berlin/Istanbul. Werkstatt Galerie Berlin Eisenacher Str.6  …

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Creative Dissent

…Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat, Cuban civil society group the Ladies in White, North Korean democracy activist Park Sang Hak, Saudi women’s rights advocate Manal al-Sharif, and Burmese opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Erdem Gündüz, known as the “Standing Man,” is a performance artist who rose to prominence during the 2013 anti-government protests in Turkey. Pussy Riot are doing colorful balaclavas and perform in pub…

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The POPUP – Exhibition

…l Genç, Pınar Derin Gençer, Pilar Guinea Gil, Leonhard Grond, Genco Gülan, Erdem Gündüz, Asena Hayal, Burçak Konukman, Raziye Kubat, Batool Mohamad, İlhan Sayın, Yeşim Şahin, Sevil Tunaboylu, Ján Valík , Joen Vedel The participating artists from the residency programms are Ruben Aubrecht (Berlin Senat), Ruth Anderwald and Leonhard Grond (Austria), Joen Vedel (Denmark), Jan Valik and Pilar Guinea Gil (maumau). Photos by Katharina Schmidt and Sabine…

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An Istanbul Memory

…n the head. The movie is featuring NAR Photos collective, Mehmet Güleryüz, Erdem Gündüz, Ziya Aziza, Kardeş Türküler and others. An Istanbul Memory, photo by Florentine Schmidt, 2014 Under the title An Istanbul Memory Florentine Schmidt – the current Manzara architecture resident from Germany – gave an insight into her work she prepared during her 2 month stay in Istanbul. The photo documents reveal an in the depth view on the urban transformation…

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Not just any scarf

…displaying their way of life as AKP states? Or a strategy fostering the presence of religious elements in public, changing the whole country for the more conservative, as critics fear? One who already brought this issue up in Turkey is Erdem Gündüz, later known for his silent resistance during the Gezi protests. „The standing man“ entered a university wearing a headscarf already in 2004 as a performance. So maybe now the time to get used to men we…

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Tear Gas and Graffiti

…English subtitles Featering NAR Photos collective, Mehmet Güleryüz, Erdem Gündüz, Ziya Azazi, Kardeş Türküler and others.- Music – 2-5BZ with Photos by NAR Photos Assistant – Asena Hayal Camera – Sabine Küper-Büsch / Thomas Büsch / Deniz Akgündüz Editor – Thomas Büsch Production – Ralf Scherer ©ZDF/3Sat – 2013 2014 Best Shorts award at the Best Shorts Competition in La Jolla, California, Award of Merit 2014 Mediterranean Journalist Award TV by th…

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Performance

…ative, as critics fear? One who already brought this issue up in Turkey is Erdem Gündüz, later known for his silent resistance during the Gezi protests. „The standing man“ entered a university wearing a headscarf already in 2004 as a performance. So maybe now the time to get used to men wearing veils has truely come.  … Read more… On the Landway to New York Markus Schmidt leavinghomefunktion: 5 People + 5 Ural Motorcycles + 2 Years + 30.000 Ki…

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InEnArt Summer Quiz

…nt of the 2014 Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent? Performance artist Erdem Gündüz President Barack Obama Punk protest group Pussy Riot Rhea Dall and Kristine Siegel Which movie by author Mario Rizzi was screened July 4th and the following weekend in the Walk-in Cinema at SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul? The Land Between, documentary about Sub-Saharan African migrants Al Intithar [The Waiting] about Syrian refugees Goodbye To Language 3D The 24 hour m…

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