Together… Against Hate! "Not To Say It’s Over!" / "Lynch Map of Turkey: A map of Turkey showing locations of lynch acts and attempts"


I have updated and published my artwork “Lynch Map of Turkey: A map of Turkey showing locations of lynch acts and attempts” the fourth time under the title “Not to say it’s over(Bitti dememek için!) two days ago in Turkish.

I first produced my artwork on 17th January 2010 to be published at Turkish daily newspaper Birgün. The first title of my artwork was “Just a little bit remains!” (Az kaldı!) And the newspaper chose “The Republic of Lynch” as the headline for that page:


I updated the map on 26th September 2010 with 29 more lynch attempts under a new title “Even less remains!” (Daha da az kaldı!) and published it in my blog:


The third update titled “Almost over!” (Bitmek üzere!) included 50 new lynch attempts and acts, including those that were not successful merely because there was nobody at the target venue.


I’ve published the fourth update titled “Not to say it’s over!” (Bitti dememek için!) adding 32 new attempts and acts of lynch since August 2012:

Sakarya / August 27 2012
İstanbul – Çatalca / August 28 2012
Bursa / September 6 2012 and September 24-29 2012 
Çanakkale / September 2 2012
İstanbul -Maltepe / September 3 2012
Bitlis – Adilcevaz / September 6 2012
Istanbul / September 6 2012
Trabzon / September 17 2012
Mersin / September 20 2012
Gaziantep – Şahinbey / October 9 2012
Mardin – Mazıdağı / October 23 2012
İstanbul – Okmeydanı / October 30 2012
Van / October 30 2012
Tekirdağ – Şarköy / November 4 2012
Muğla – Bodrum / November 13 2012
İstanbul – Bakırköy / November 15 2012
Şanlıurfa / November 22 2012
İstanbul / November 23 2012
Uşak / November 23 2012
Rize / November 23 2012
Erzurum – Yakutiye / December 6 2012
İstanbul / December 28 2012
Afyonkarahisar – Sultandağlı / December 29 2012
İstanbul – Tuzla / January 4 2013
Diyarbakır / January 9 2013
Adıyaman / January 30 2013
Bingöl – Genç / February 3 2013
Uşak – Sivaslı / February 4 2013
Antalya / February 18 2013
Sinop / February 18 2013
Samsun / February 19 2013
Trabzon / February 20 2013

In the last six months, as different from the past, there were people who have given me a helping hand to ease my burden: Some informed me about past lynch attempts that took place in their towns, which were not included in my maps, while some of my followers told me about the lynch attempts which they’ve found out as a result of personal searches and which were not included in the previous three maps. I have now added 17 more lynch attempts that took place between 2006 and 2012:

Kırıkkale – Vize / July 20 2006
Batman / June 25 2007
Gümüşhane – Torul / June 27 2007
Siirt / June 23 2008
Kastamonu / June 25 2008
Mersin / April 23 2009
Siirt / June 12 2009
Ankara / October 25 2009 
Giresun – Doğankent / April 17 2010
Gümüşhane -Kürtün / April 19 2010 
Hakkari – Yüksekova / March 2 2011
Malatya – Doğanşehir / April 6 2011
Batman / August 15 2011
Konya / December 19 2011
İstanbul – Zeytinburnu / March 18 2012
İstanbul – Kağıthane / June 19 2012
İstanbul – Esenler / July 11 2012

My artwork lists predominantly racist, nationalist, ethnic and homophobic hate attacks.
Although my artwork is based on a careful searching and archiving work over a long term, there may still be some lynch attempts or acts that have not been included, and I will of course regretfully add them to the list if I am informed about them.
I’m afraid to say “It’s over!” one day.
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Almost over! / "Lynch Map of Turkey: A map of Turkey showing locations of lynch acts and attempts" between 1992 and 2012

I have updated and published my qrtwork “Lynch Map of Turkey: A map of Turkey showing locations of lynch acts and attempts” the third time under the title “Almost over” (Bitmek üzere!).

I first produced my artwork on 17th January 2010 to be published at Turkish daily newspaper Birgün. The first title of my artwork was “Just a little bit remains!” (Az kaldı!) And the newspaper chose “The Republic of Lynch” as the headline for that page:

I updated the map on 26th September 2010 with 29 more lynch attempts under a new title “Even less remains!” (Daha da az kaldı!) and published it in my blog:

This third update titled “Almost over!” (Bitmek üzere!) included 50 new lynch attempts and acts, including those that were not successful merely because there was nobody at the target venue.

Diyarbakır 20 10 2010
Konya 25 11 2010
Kayseri 28 3 2011
Şırnak – Silopi 28 3 2011
İstanbul 22 5 2011
İstanbul 30 5 2011
Yozgat 9 6 2011
Mardin – Midyat 10 6 2011
Aydın – Germencik 15 7 2011
İstanbul – Zeytinburnu 20 7 2011
Erzurum 20 7 2011Tokat 17 8 2011
Ankara – Sincan L Type Prison House 31 8 2011
İzmir – Selçuk 3 9 2011
Bitlis- Adilcevaz 6 9 2012
Elazığ 21 10 2011
Mersin 11?12? 11 2011
Diyarbakır 12 11 2011
İstanbul 17 11 2011
Tokat 30 11 2011
Şırnak – Uludere 31 12 2011
Kütahya – Emet 13 3 2012
Adıyaman – Kahta 12 4 2012
İstanbul 15 4 2012
Kayseri – Pınarbaşı 25 5 2012
İstanbul 19 6 2012İstanbul 4 7 2012
İstanbul 5 7 2012
Adana 18 7 2012
Niğde 26 7 2012
Bursa – Yıldırım 27 7 2012
Malatya – Doğanşehir 29 7 2012
İstanbul 30 7 2012
Tekirdağ – Çerkezköy 31 7 2012
Muğla – Dalyan 1 8 2012
Aydın 2 8 2012
İstanbul 9 8 2012
İzmir – Kiraz 12 8 2012
İzmir – Çandarlı 14 8 2012
Kırklareli – Babaeski 14 8 2012
Hakkari -Şemdinli (Derecik) 18 8 2012
Gaziantep 20 8 2012
Gaziantep 21 8 2012
Şırnak – Beytüşşebap 21 8 2012
Kocaeli 22 8 2012
Edirne 22 8 2012
Çanakkale 23 8 2012
İzmir – Karşıyaka 23 8 2012
Isparta – Eğirdir 25 8 2012
Konya 25 8 2012

My artwork lists predominantly racist, nationalist, ethnic and homophobic hate attacks.

Although my artwork is based on a careful searching and archiving work over a long term, there may still be some lynch attempts or acts that have not been included, and I will of course regretfully add them to the list if I am informed about them.
I’m afraid to say “It’s over!” one day.

"Phuket:Two Sides of the Islands" is online throughout February

The Agent RiA:registeredinart at the Middle Eastern Film Festival, Edinburgh 6 – 20 February 2012

For the first time, artists’ video is part of this film festival programme, curated by Lyndsay Mann of The Agent RiA, in association with James McKenzie, and featuring works by Erkan Özgen (Turkey) and Hakan Akçura (Sweden). 

RiA events programme:

– Channel screening: 1 – 28 February, The Agent RiA:registeredinart
– Theatre screening: Friday 10 February, 6.30pm, Filmhouse 
– Theatre screening: Monday 13 February, 6.10pm, Filmhouse 
– Artist’s talk and screening: Saturday 18 February, 4 – 6pm, Stills 

Channel Screening:

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Online throughout February: 
Phuket:Two Sides of the Islands (2011), Hakan Akçura 

Theatre Screening: 
Friday 10 February, 6.30pm

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Kurdish Lesson 3, (2011), Hakan Akçura
followed by Fotograf (66), Kazım Öz, (2001)
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ

Theatre Screening: 
Monday 13 February, 6.10pm

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Breath (6) Erkan Özgen, (2008), followed by 
Min Dit: The Children of Diyarbakir (102) Miraz Bezar (2009) 
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ

MESP 2012 The Agent Ria:registeredinart Artist’s Talk and Screening – Hakan Akçura
Saturday 18 February, 4 – 6pm at Stills

An invitation to a collective screening with the artist, where he will introduce this work and discuss his practice.

Phuket: Two Sides of the Islands. Sea Gypsies were the first people to settle in Phuket over 1000 years ago and still survive today selling fish, seashells and craft items to locals and tourists. Akçura’s documentary shows aspects of this community’s contemporary life and the precarious nature of sharing the waters of Thailand’s tourist paradise. 

Artist Hakan Akçura has exhibited widely across Europe and the Middle East. Recent exhibitions & screenings include: Ars Retorica, Universite Paris 8, Paris; Where Fire Has Struck, DEPO, Istanbul; Videfesta’ 10, Goethe Institute, Ankara; Temps D’Images Festival 2010, Lisbon; and HEP, Sazmanab Project, Tehran.

FREE, booking recommended. 
Stills Scotland’s Centre for Photography, 23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP

The Agent RiA would like to thank: 
Erkan Özgen and Hakan Akçura, James McKenzie, Neill Walker at EICSP, Silke Schmickl at Lowave, Benjamin Cook at LUX, Filmhouse, Stills and Creative Scotland.

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Festival Programme



Todays zaman: Panel discussion becomes artistic town-hall meeting at İstanbul Modern



A panel discussion at the İstanbul Modern Museum of Art earlier this week turned into a major debate on censorship and the state of contemporary art in Turkey after the museum barred an artist’s work from a recent auction.
Earlier in the month, the museum had removed a work by Bubi Hayon from its program for an invitation-only auction night titled “Gala Modern,” to which several artists had been invited to donate works of art or objects to in an effort to raise money for the museum’s educational programs. The piece was a wooden chair with a chamber pot for its seat. In response, Hayon issued a press release, arguing that the museum’s decision amounted to censorship. The museum, on the other hand, claimed that it had the right to choose which works of art to include in the event and that Hayon’s contribution had not met the proper criteria.
The incident has created heated discussions among members of the art scene in Turkey, especially on social networking sites. Artist Köken Ergun called on artists whose works were being exhibited in the museum’s ongoing temporary exhibition to withdraw their works and urged other artists to boycott the museum until it “changes its mindset.”
The International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Turkey board of directors, however, issued a press release last week stating that the decision of the museum could not be considered “censorship” since the event was not an exhibition but a fund-raising activity. Similarly, the Turkish National Committee of the International Plastic Arts Association (UNESCO AIAP) board of directors said in a press release that the incident does not constitute “censorship” since an act can only be considered censorship if a third party such as a government, a local authority, a ministry, a municipality or the police is responsible.
Voicing disappointment with the statements of the two bodies, artist Hakan Akçura released a press statement with the support of more than 90 people from the Turkish art community, declaring that they consider İstanbul Modern’s action a form of censorship and called on the museum to apologize both to Hayon and the art community as a whole.
Tuesday’s panel discussion was initially organized as part of the museum’s ongoing exhibition “Dream and Reality,” a chronicle of the works of female artists from Turkey since the 1900s, during which three contemporary artists, Selda Asal, Seda Hepsev and Mürüvvet Türkyılmaz, were going to talk about their works of art in the show.
In the context of the recent controversy, however, the artists announced on Monday through social networking sites that they had decided to devote the panel discussion to such issues as transparency and private and public institutions as well as artists’ rights. But discussion at the event, attended by more than 80 members of the art scene took on a life of its own after panelist Türkyılmaz announced that she would be withdrawing her work from the show in response to İstanbul Modern’s actions. The audience then raised questions and voiced concerns about an array of problems related to several forms of censorship dominating the current art world in Turkey, a lack of organization among artists and problems caused due to the fact that all major cultural institutions in the country are backed by various corporate entities and the lack of transparency in their activities.
While the statements from AICA Turkey and the Turkish National Committee of UNESCO AIAP were harshly criticized, the absence of Hayon and representatives of the museum to give their account of what had happened raised considerable complaint among the panelists and the audience. Many attendees also underlined several times that İstanbul Modern should apologize to the participants and the audience of this event since it ignored the concerns of the art world in general by not being present during the panel discussion.
Following the panel, seven other artists — Ceren Öyküt, Gözde İlkin, Güneş Terkol, İnci Furni, Ekin Saçlıoğlu, Neriman Polat, Leyla Gediz — and artist collective AtılKunst followed Türkyılmaz and announced that they would be requesting that the museum remove their works from the exhibition.
Asked whether the museum will hand the artists their works of art back, İstanbul Modern’s chief curator Levent Çalıkoğlu told Today’s Zaman on Thursday that the museum “respects the decision of the artists and will act in accordance with their requests.”