Here Together Now (exhibition)

Artist: İz Öztat

Year: 2013

Date of Action: March 2013


Location: Madrid, Spain

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Installation

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.