Workshop - Aferim Yavrum
Initiated as a continuation of the conversations and exchanges on rapprochement that began with an exhibition I did at BM Suma (February/March 2010) under the same title, this two days workshop intends to bring together artists and social scientists based in Germany and Turkey. Together we aim to explore both the possibilities and limitations of artistic strategies of social remembrance and political responsibility in the engagement with the Armenian Genocide in a comparative perspective to other traumas and structural violence. This Dialog Forum brings together artists and social scientists to discuss different aspects of trauma,violence and remembrance, politics, history and memory in the arts and beyond. Trying to bridge the divide between theory and practice, the participating artists will present and discuss their works in this interdisciplinary context.