Once upon a Time we were refugees

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  • Springtime is laughter time for children, but there was no laughter for three-year-old Betti Malek when the Germans crashed through Belgium and took Antwerp in 1940. She was one of numerous child refugees brought from Belgium to England, and one of the million of children who suffered during the five-and-a-half years of war, May 17, 1945. (AP Photo)

  • GERMANY - JUNE 06:  Post WWII German refugees & displaced persons crowding every square inch of a train leaving Berlin  (Photo by Margaret Bourke-White/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

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  • Post War refugees İn Germany Post War Refugee Camp in Germany
  • Betti Malek was one of numerous child refugees brought from Belgium to England, 1945. (AP Photo)
  • Post WWII German refugees crowding every square inch of a train leaving Berlin (Getty Images)
  • Syrian refugees in Gaziantep, 2016
  • Syrian refugees in Gaziantep, 2016
  • Angela Merkel is visiting a refugee Camp in Nizip/Gaziantep, 2016

Fading Memories

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Fading Memories is an Online Project by Ruben Aubrecht about the vanishing of borders. Ruben Aubrecht was artist in residence in Istanbul of the city of Berlin in 2015. He was the source of the popup exhibition at Kargart in Istanbul February 2015.

EKBER was here

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Today in the morning a hacker broke into Istanbul public transportation monitors’ systems, replacing the usual route information with the message EKBER was here.-

Major Tom has left his Tin can


Look up here, I’m in heaven/ I’ve got scars, that can’t be seen
Lazarus from Blackstar (2016)

David Bowie’s last album crowned his work as an unpathetical pure piece of art and poetry. Hunted by death the singer, actor, performer, writer  produced seven tracks for his latest album Blackstar. They are full of cryptic lyrics hinting at the terminal nature of his condition.  Bowie used the haunting lyrics of his swansong album as a parting gift to say goodbye  following a secret 18-month battle with cancer.