Ship to Gaza: I have eyes only for you!

About our exhibition:

Over Troubled Water

Hakan Akçura, Malou Bergman, Nils Claesson, Dror Feiler & Gunilla Sköld Feiler, Kent Klich, Damir Niksic, Linn Reinius, Fia-Stina Sandlund, Martin Wickström , Maria Heimer Åkerlund

Date: 21/5-10 till ?/6-10
Opening: Friday 21 may 17 – 20
Tegen 2, Bjurholmsgatan 9 B, Stockholm

Where are the limits of freedom of speech?
Where are the limits of commitment to human rights?

Where are the limits of art?

An exhibition that discusses issues related to the universal right to basic human freedoms. Right next to Sofia – one of eight ships, sailing from Greece / Turkey against Gaza to break Israel’s illegal blockade.

The load web service features 1000 tons of cement, desalination equipment, welding equipment, prefabricated houses and dialysis machines.

With the direct link from the cargo ship is Dror Feiler, as medutställare / promoters / spokesperson for the Ship to Gaza. With the vessels are also SVT, Sveriges Radio, Al Jazeera, TeleSUR Others

We put out – when all the beauty of post-colonial perspectives on the peripheral and marginalized, and the perception of ‘the other’ buried under an increasingly thicker layer bourgeois veneer.

We put out – as most things that are not pre-chewed go directly to the mill waste.

We put out – when we are in the midst of restructuring media and perspective sees the prestigious event or one-sided battle speech given increasing space in the shrinking of media space given to art today.

We spend – when times are hard for the hidden and forgotten perspectives and relationships in the world. We put out – when it is naive, romantic, dangerous, foolhardy, pathetic and utopian to believe that it is possible to make a difference.

NOTE: The exhibition has no fixed end date but hope to continue until the cargo reached its destination around 6 June.


For more information see:


open times: thursday-sunday 12-17
Bjurholmsg. 9b
T-bana Skanstull



About my work:
Ship to Gaza: I have eyes only for you!

“Ship to Gaza: I have eyes only for you” was born from the anxiety I feel over the Ship to Gaza (the Freedom Flotilla). The ships are manned by my friends will face the occupant Israeli Navy who does not even hesitate to shoot innocent palenstinan fishing boats out at sea fighting for their livelihood.

While the three main religions, hopes, goals, and holiness make up the Gaza Strip three prophets ribs, stomach and abdomen. I chose to place the ships in “a basket of piping, daubed it with bitumen and tar” out of the sea. I wanted to basket known as the Exodus of the second book of the Talmud, which protects the baby Moses also will protect my friends and their ships of metal, palenstinan flag colors, and their hope for Gaza and the Gaza people. In a paradoxical way, as Moses was protected …

I changed the sentence from Exodus in which I presented to my concerns, in Hebrew:

“And when I could not longer hide ships, I took for them an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch; and I put them therein, and laid it in the flags by the sea’s brink.”It was the original text:“Exodus 2 :3
And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch; and she put the child therein, and laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.”

Ship to Gaza: I have eyes only for you!, Hakan Akçura, 116,5 x 146 cm., Print, pitch and oil color on metal plates, wood, wood basket and cast-iron model ships, 2010

Image Credits:
1. Statue des Moses von Michelangelo (Detail), Peter Anton von Verschaffelt, after 1737, drawing, 58 x 43 cm, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim
2. Descent from the Cross (Detail),Jacopo Pontormo, oil on canvas, 1526-1528, 313 × 192 cm., Santa Felicita, Florence
3. 16th-century version of a 14th-century original miniature showing Fatima (foreground), on her way to a Jewish wedding party, receiving a parcel of the green cloak brought by the Angel Gabriel from Paradise, in the presence of Mohammed (on the right), his young wife Aisha (next to him), and family members (Detail), Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
4. Gaza Strip and the Mediterranean Sea from the Shuttle KidSat Camera, NASA/JPL, Image Addition Date: 1997.01.22

Jag är tacksam mot Leyla Ferngren, Adlı Toktamış, Dror Feiler, Murat Seçkin, Johan Ferngren, Tansu Açık och Öniz Ercan. 
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Selected exhibitions, activities: 2013 Artist presentation: "Being in Sweden, being an immigrant, being an artist", Adaevi, Museum of the Princes' Islands, İstanbul, Turkey "Yersiz: Kader Birliği", Mardin, Kızıltepe, Turkey “Ja jag vill leva jag vill dö”, Tegen 2, Stockholm "Vilken tur! Himlen omfamnar oss!" / "What luck! The sky embraces us!" / "Ne şans! Gökyüzü hepimizi sarıyor!" Photography Exhibition, Ideas and Innovation Fair, Stockholm "Milat" Exhibition for Hrant, Getronagan Lisesi'nden Yetişenler Derneği, Harbiye / Rumeli Han C blok 6.Kat - Beyoğlu, İstanbul 2012 Migration Connections Project 2012 Exhibition, Museum of the Princes' Islands, İstanbul, Turkey Edinburgh Middle Eastern Film Festival, Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Artist Talking and Screening, Agent Ria, Still Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 2011 Ars retorica, Hall the university library of Paris 8 – Saint Denis, France The Exhibition on the 20th Anniversary of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey: Where Fire Has Struck, DEPO Istanbul, Turkey 2010 PAI 2010-2011 in Thebes, Conference Center of Thebes, Greece International Media Arts Festival Videfesta’10: Archive Fever, Goethe Institute, Ankara, Turkey Temps D'Images Portugal 2010 Festival Film Award for Films on Art section "From childhood to police station" Exhibition, Free Expantion Platform, Istanbul, Turkey HEP Iran screening, Sazmanab Project, Tehran, Iran AthensArt 2010 contemporary art exhibition, Athens, Greece PAI 2010 contemporary art exhibition, Samothrace, Greece "Thistles of Sazak" screening and exhibition, 7th Karaburun Festival, Izmir, Turkey Distance Festival, London, UK "Artist Cinema", Art Beijing, China Over trubled water, Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden Ankara International Film Festival, "Video: Spaces of Memory", Ankara, Turkey Direct Channell, Canakkale' Turkey !F Istanbul Film Festival 2010 online program: See it yourself (This village)' Istanbul, Turkey HEP Screening, AFA Beijing, China Tornavideo, Tamirhane, Ankara, Turkey 2009 “Projected Visions: 35 years of Turkish video art” exhibition Meeting Europe - Istanbul, Wacken Exhibition Centre, Strasbourg, France HEP (Human Emotion Project) Screening, AFA @ Portuguese Bookshop Gallery, Macau, China co-exhibition "Dirty Story", BM Suma, Istanbul, Turkey HEP (Human Emotion Project) Screening, Caldas-da-Rainha, Portugal HEP Screening, Berlin, Germany "Thistles of Sazak", art performance, Karaburun, Izmir, Turkey "Istanbul-Off-Spaces" co-exhibition, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany co-exhibition "Interzone:Nation", Gallery Galzenica, Zagreb, Croatia HEP Screening, LaSala in Cigunuela, Spain HEP screening, Melbourne, Australia "Varning för klämrisk", Solo Exhibition, Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden to Ankara International Film Festival, Ankara, Turkey 2008 1st Int. Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Berlin, Germany "Hög på Golvet" group exhibition at Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden 1st Int. Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Istanbul, Turkey International Mail Art Project 2008, Conceptual Continuity Supermarket 2008 Art Fair with Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden 2007 "Fear of god" co-exhibition, Hafriyat Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey "Bodrum Film Festival", Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey "Jag, min husses hund" group exhibition, Tegen 2, Stockholm, Sweden "Nightcomers" project in the 10th Biennial of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey Scope NYC [PAM], Scope Art Fair, Lincoln Center, New York, USA 2006 co-exhibition "Labyrint" in Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden Artist's "Sann dialog" ("Real dialogue") contemporary art activity has been started. Stockholm, Sweden Artist sent his videoperformance named as "Öppet brev till Migrationsverket" to Migrationsverket ("Open letter to Sweden Migration Board") 51', Stockholm, Sweden 2004 Artist given his art-object named as "För uppehållsstillstånd" to Migrationsverket ("For residence permission"), Istanbul, Turkey co-exhibition "Bridge from east to west", BBK Karlsruhe, Germany 2003 co-exhibition of AIAP "Hal/iç" with work name the "Difficult sleep". Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey 2002 co-exhibition "Arts Plastiques" in METU Spring Festival at METU Congre Center, Ankara, Turkey co-exhibition "A travel into life" at Kargart, Istanbul, Turkey 2001 "Sometimes when I'm high, I watch TV", video performance screening, Dulcinea, Istanbul, Turkey Artist's "Solitudo" contemporary art activity has been started. A solo contemporary art exhibition with 210 participants: I want my mirrors. Dulcinea Istanbul, Turkey 2000 co-exhibition "Veritas Omnia Vincit", Istanbul, Turkey Artist's "I want my mirrors" contemporary art activity has been started, Istanbul, Turkey 1999 "2th Interbalcanic Symposium of Visual Arts" and co-exhibition, Samotrache/Greece 1998 "...self", solo exhibition. Dulcinea, Istanbul, Turkey co-exhibition "The Other", Istanbul, Turkey 1996 "Citypaintings", solo exhibition. Habitat II/NGO Forum '96 art activities, Istanbul, Turkey Publication of book of poems: "Limpin Bird" (Aksak Kus) (168 page, 81 poem, 81 picture), Istanbul, Turkey 1995 Fourth Biennial of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey co-exhibition "Young Activity/Borders and Beyong", Istanbul, Turkey 1991 Short film maker and director, ("Everything is as it is", 24', 16 mm. Included in TRT's "Young Cinematographers" programme), Istanbul, Turkey

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