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Three artists from different backgrounds, different places and different disciplines will present their artwork in the frame of the Mahalla festival at Contemporary Istanbul 2017.
All three have met and worked together since 2014, in Istanbul, at the art cooperative Arthere.
The works shown might or might not reflect these feelings and how they have been affected by migration, war, hope and life.
Participating artists: Omar Berakdar – Syria/Turkey, Ali Omar – Syria/Turkey, Gülsün Öykü Dogan – Turkey
September 14 – 17
Mahalla Festival 2020
To cope with the COVID-19 pandemic the Mahalla Festival 2020 took place as a remote festival to overcome self-isolation, demobilization and paralysis.
The Mahalla Festival 2020 was implementing remote tools to keep intercultural communication and creative expression alive even in times of physical distance and to help to cope not only with the pandemic but also to create new forms of interactive communication and understanding between different communities in the world.
The Wandering Tower is the title of a surrealist short story by Sergej Prokofiev from the times of vivid migration movements on the edge of the world wars.
The Festival was quoting the title as a metaphorical frame for Mahalla 2020/2021. The tower of Babel is connected as a motive to the search for the origin of language and the access to the divine.
The Wandering Tower Festival was supported by