Born in Iskenderun, on the Turkish-Syrian border, Fatma Bucak’s videos, performances, photographs, and installations grapple with borders as spatial, yet often intangible, presences–embodying histories and geographies of iniquity, dispossession, and disenfranchisement.
This exhibition presents a body of new work addressing media censorship, state violence, and the border between Syria and Turkey. Including selections of Bucak’s previous works from the Mexico-U.S. border, the Dakhia refugee camp in Western Sahara, and a conversation on the Turkish-Armenian border, this exhibition is her North American solo-premier.
Curated by Ian Alden Russell.
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