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Posts Tagged ‘The Passenger’

100 Years ago the World was at the Brink of WW I

 

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  • Conrad Felixmüller, People across the world, in memory of Liebknecht and Luxemburg, 1919
  • Otto Dix, Dead mean before the position near Tahure-The war, 1924
  • "be tributary to the authorities", part of 17 drawings of George Grosz for the Theatre-Performance "Schwejik" at the avantgarde Piscator-stage in Berlin, 1928
  • "March march Hurrah" Lithografie by Erich Büttner in the German magazine "Kriegszeit-Künstlerflugblätter" (Wartimes-artists's leaflets) , 1914
  • Willy Jäckel, Memento, 1914-1915
  • Charlotte Berend, Anita Berber, 1919

In July 1914 WW I started as a global war concentrated on Europe. It lasted until November 1918. Around 14 million combatants were killed.

Galata Greek Primary School

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  • The school was built in 1853 in Neoclassic style
  • After the Design Biennial 2012 the 13th Istanbul Art Biennial used the school as a venue
  • The building was confiscated by the State Treasory 1989 from a greek-turkish foundation
  • After 23 years the building was given back to the greek turkish foundation in March 2012
  • The building itself is a treasure box with magnificant views to all sides
  • The heads of the Foundation want to turn it into a museum
  • View from the school: Getronagan Armenian Church in Karaköy

The school is used as a Biennial venue for the second time. The exodus of the Greek population of Turkey started after the foundation of the republic. A pogrom against the greek population in 1955 made lots of Istanbulian greeks leave. The schools were left behind orphaned.

Transformation of Taksim Square

The Taksim Square is a crazy mass since November 2012. It is hard to believe, that a commercial building in the shape of a Caserne in historism style is planned to replace Gezi Park. The Atatürk Cultural center shall get demolished. The government wishes to get applause for this plans from lots of their voters. To disregard the protests of so many people is a sign of an authoritarian government and a support of many followers as undemocratic as their leaders.

Mack the spook

And the spook, it has visions,
And it spreads them all around.
And it breeds all this creatures,
From a crowd of blind Believers

There are some hiding in darkness
while others are searching for light
And you see the ones in brightness
Those in darkness drop from sight.

The Atatürk Kültür Merkezi (AKM/Atatürk Cultural Center) was planned and build between 1946 and 1977 as a cultural hall to influence the direction for modern and contemporary culture in the country. Today competing interests struggle to shape AKM towards ideological lines based on their own visions. The reconstruction of the whole Taksim square is a partof the transformation of cultural symbolism.

Amazing that no one made the suggestion until now to build a memorial for the victims of bloody 1st of May 1977.

  • 1st of May 1977
  • Around 500.000 people followed a call of the Union DİSK
  • Towards the end of the meeting around 7pm unknown assassins startet shooting
  • 34 people were killed and 136 got injured

Also have a look at this post about an exhibition on the topic Atatürk Kültür merkezi:

http://www.inenart.eu/?p=3586

also related topic:

occupy Gezi Park: http://senseoftime.inenart.eu/?p=4108

Transformation of Pierre Loti: http://senseoftime.inenart.eu/?p=3135

Second Life in Ayvansaray: http://senseoftime.inenart.eu/?p=3414

Urban icons in Ayvansaray: http://senseoftime.inenart.eu/?p=3452

 

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