The Art Newspaper – A Turkish art exhibition has been granted “asylum” in Germany after it was cancelled in Turkey in early 2016. Post-Peace, on show at the Württemberger Kunstverein (WKV) in Stuttgart since 25 February (until 7 May), includes a work by the Turkish artist Belit Sağ, which, according to the organisers, was the reason the show was stopped at the last minute in Istanbul.
Hans Christ, one of the WKV’s two directors, told German Deutschlandradio that the cancellation was “a clear act of political censorship”. Sağ’s video called Ayahn and Me focuses on a man confessing that he was part of an unofficial paramilitary wing of the Turkish Security Forces, which were active in mass executions of the Kurdish population in the 1990s. – read more