I will be in Turkey working on an art project from June 1st to August 28th. I will post images and my experiences on this blog often. Below is a description of the project.
The project “Shared Histories” will involve creating thirty (50”x40”) painted portraits that explore the bi-racial and bi-cultural identity of Afro-Turkish people living in southwestern Turkey, culminating in four collaborative exhibitions and community dialogue around UNESCO’s International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. The paintings will also serve as examples for a series of community arts workshops (from mid-July through early August) on using art to explore the complex subject of identity.