26/05/2020 | Writer: Yiğit E Korkmaz

Turkish Medical Students' International Committee and Aslı Alpar from Kaos GL have discussed art and activism.

Art and activism: From the Banners of 68, Guerilla Girls and ACT-UP to today Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+

Turkish Medical Students' International Committee (Turk MSIC) held an online interview with Asli Alpar of Kaos GL on Saturday (May 23rd).  In the interview titled "Art as an instrument of activism", Alpar said, "Although the topic is 'art as an instrument of activism', we will actually address the presentation of the disciplinary segregation of art and politics rather than its instrumental form", and continued her speech with examples such as posters from France 68, museum demonstrations of Guerrilla Girls, ACT-UP's HIV/AIDS images.

At the event organized by the Small Working Group of the Turkish MSIC Project and Initiatives Team, examples of totalitarian regimes where art has become a mediator and the sexist, heteronormative works of the Turkish caricature were also discussed.

You can watch the full event in Turkish here.

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