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Galeri Non

Extrastruggle

There Is No God in the Sky Only Birds

EXTRASTRUGGLE, Fuck Your Standard, 2014, 

acrylic on paper, 140 x 100 cm. Courtesy Galeri Non, Istanbul.

The Gezi movement that swept Turkey in mid-2013 was neither singular nor monolithic. Largely nonpartisan, it was a spontaneous, popular cry of disenchantment with the Turkish Republic's history of authoritarian governments—the current one proving no exception. As a generation-defining phenomenon, "Gezi" (a shorthand for a long chain of complex events, not limited to protests or to Istanbul) will doubtlessly be studied…

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