aesthetics of resistence

September 10th, 2013 § 0

resist_İzinsiz-GösteriPark-Art-Istanbul-Gallery As a contribution to the Aesthetics of Resistance exhibition in Istanbul’s Park Art Gallery we contributed above image. The expo includes illustrations, sculptures, videos, paintings, photographs and digital art inspired by the Gezi Park protests that erupted in Istanbul. All decisions on exhibits, sales and auction prices will be made by a committee of artists, along with what the money raised will be used for. Art played a huge part in the resistance and this exhibition is in itself another form of the movement.

With crowdsourcing becoming evermore popular, it may not come as a surprise that Turkish protesters have been using Google Maps to track police movements during the recent protests. They create the Istanbul Polis Hareketleri which means Istanbul Police Movement. The map centers on Taksim square, the hotbed of protester activity against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. It was created on June 1 following plans by Edogan’s government to renovate an Ottoman barracks. Our contribution is a reflection of this phenomenon.

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