New Exhibition Features Work Kurdish Artist Fatoş İrwen Made in Prison
June 25, 2021 In the Press
A new exhibition in Istanbul features the work that Kurdish artist Fatoş İrwen produced while in prison.
Covering the show for Hyperallergic, Jennifer Hattam writes,
The show’s drawings, paintings, textile pieces, photographs, installations, and sculptures span more than a decade of İrwen’s career, including the nearly three years she spent in prison. She was prosecuted with little evidence under broad “anti-terrorism” laws often used to target Turkey’s Kurdish minority and others seen as part of the opposition — including Depo’s jailed founder, philanthropist Osman Kavala.