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Savaş Boyraz

the State we are in

SAHA provides production support for Savaş Boyraz’s solo exhibition “the State we are in in Künstlerhaus Bethanien, held between April 11 – May 5, 2019.  “the State we are in brings together video and photo works from the years 2018 and 2019 in the context of an exhibition design conceived especially for the location. The body of works entitled “the State we are in forms the centre point of his installation, which unfolds from the artist’s reflections on Pablo Picasso’s world famous painting “Guernica”, one successful attempt to make the horrors of war and violence universally tangible. Boyraz’s exhibition promises a critical promenade of narrative politics to unfold stories from destroyed cities, militarist gentrification and architectures of violence.   

About Savaş Boyraz

Savas Boyraz (born 1980) lives and works in Stockholm. He worked with Mezopotamya Cinema Collective, Istanbul between 1998 and 2006 and graduated from the Photography Department of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2009. He completed his Master’s Degree at University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm.

About Künsterhaus Bethanien

The Künstlerhaus Bethanien is an international cultural centre in Berlin. An artist-in-residence programme with workspaces for professional artists and exhibition spaces, it is dedicated to the advancement of contemporary visual arts. As part of its residency scheme, it aims to establish a lively dialogue between artists from various backgrounds and disciplines, and the public at large.