Here Together Now (exhibition)
Artist: İz Öztat
Date of Action: August 2021
Location: Madrid, Spain
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Confronting Bodies: Turkish Embassy
Description of Artwork: The work shown in the "Here Together Now" exhibition was part of an ongoing process, in which the artist "imagined ways to conjure up a suppressed past." Öztat invented an anarchic lineage including a marginalized Ottoman woman, detailing and recognizing her haunted past.
The exhibited work was complemented by a publication of three interviews, which situated the work and built a discourse around it.
The Incident: The Turkish Embassy situated in Matadero Madrid, Spain chose to censor the exhibit by removing the words "Armenian genocide" and "1915".
Results of Incident: The exhibit was censored, although no officials from the Turkish embassy appeared to enforce the censorship on the opening day.