-Locked Up- by Nasan Tur
Die Balkone 2, a public art project at Prenzlauer Berg, curated by Övül Ö. Durmusoglu & Joanna Warsza, is pleased to announce that due to the continuous and warm response by the public, the media, and the local community, the installation -Locked Up- by Nasan Tur and his neighbours has been extended.
Those currently locked up in the prisons of this world and in the windows of the -Locked Up- include; Shakiro, Julian Assange, Aung San Suu Kyi, Selahattin Demirtaş, Alexei Navalny, and Osman Kavala. Nasan Tur’s installation for Die Balkone 2 is also an invitation to negotiate what the pandemic has taught us: the interdependence between the priorities and the needs, the very local and the global, the inside and the outside, the digital and the analogue, the public and the personal.
Together with my neighbours I turned the whole house where we live into a “memorial”, a “remembrance”, and an “act of solidarity”. In the times of pandemic and restrictions, we need to shift attention from our senitivities and inconveniences to those who are currently locked up and forgotten in the prison cells of this world. People who have actively stood up for freedom, truth, and justice and have now lost their freedom for political reasons. It is a call not to forget.
– Nasan Tur