Mahmut Çelayır, Gone with the wind. Rüzgar gibi geçti

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In some paintings the artist is present in a iconographic way. Mahmut Çelayır is quoting a typical style of German paintings from the times of romanticism. Sanatçının kendisini ikonografik bir form olarak sunduğu resimler de yer alıyor. Alman romantik resim akımında özellikle rastladığımız bu tavır ile sanatçı, resim tarihi içindeki bir geleneğe gönderme yapıyor.

Art in Ausschwitz

 

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  • "The Sketchbook from Auschwitz" contains 22 pictures drawn in 1943 by an unknown prisoner at the camp.
  • Jan Komski, Birkenau (Auschwitz II). Komski lived in one of these barracks
  • Women are tattooed soon after arrival. This was a shocking greeting for new arrivals. This number was more important than a family name.
  • After the execution in the gravel pit, some SS of the firing squad, pose proudly for snapshot.
  • Executions had to be witnessed by the entire population of the camp. Everyone stood at attention and in complete silence.
  • Corpses, stacked high in the Crematorium I storage chamber. The burial was simple - in the fire and smoke of the furnaces.
  • Dissident artist Franciszek Jaźwiecki was producing hiddenly drawings in Auschwitz.
  • The majority of the drawings include the subject's prisoner number.
  • The Nazis prohibited drawing, and artists risked severe punishment, including death, for documenting their surroundings.

 

“The Sketchbook from Auschwitz” contains 22 pictures drawn in 1943 by an unknown prisoner at the camp.

Abandoned Berlin – Blubbering Mess

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Blub, short for Berliner Luft- und Badeparadies (Berlin Air and Bathing Paradise), first opened in Britz beside the Teltow Canal at a cost of 44 million Deutschmark in February 1985. The “bathing paradise” quickly became one of West Berlin’s most popular swimming pool centers. They were humans initially.

Yassin al Haj Saleh

Yassin al-Haj Saleh (born in Ar-Raqqah  in 1961) is a Syrian writer and political dissident. He writes on political, social and cultural subjects relating to Syria and the Arab world.

The Dream Lives On

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The award-winning young Palestinian photographer Niraz Saied reflects on life in the war-torn refugee camp in Syria of Yarmouk. 23-year-old Saied was born and raised in Yarmouk refugee camp on the southern outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus.