5.2.2024We, two artists who were invited to open solo exhibitions at n.b.k. Showroom in Berlin in March and June 2024 respectively, have made the decision to cancel our shows and join Strike Germany.
At the beginning of 2024, we attempted to engage in a dialogue with n.b.k. to address our concerns and demands regarding the ongoing genocide in Palestine, as well as the silencing of Palestinian voices and their allies within the cultural scene in Germany.
Despite our hopes for collaboration, our conversations revealed that n.b.k. is unwilling to modify their current internal policies to demonstrate any disagreement with the repressive policies of the German state. Furthermore, they declined to accommodate an artistic gesture we proposed, which aimed to align with the collective solidarity with Palestine.Consequently we have been left with no option but to withdraw from our projects as we firmly believe that proceeding with "business as usual" is no longer an acceptable course of action today.
Banu Cennetoğlu and Pilvi TakalaRead more: Strike Germany