“Fawns, children, flowers, flames” exhibition will be held on 9 December

“Fawns, children, flowers, flames” exhibition will be held on 9 December

29/11/2022 | Özge Gökpınar

17 May Association and Kaos GL Association organize the opening reception of the exhibition "fawns, children, flowers, flames " on 9 December 2022

“Fawns, children, flowers, flames” exhibition will be held on 9 December - May 17 Association

17 May Association and Kaos GL Association organize the opening reception of the exhibition  "fawns, children, flowers, flames " on 9 December 2022 Friday within the scope of the 17 May Association's Climate Studies program.

The outputs of the "Gender Equality and Climate Crisis Workshop (Çizgili Çalıştay)" held by the 17 May Association and Kaos GL in Ankara on 28-29 October 2022 with the participation of artists from various disciplines will be shared in artistic form with this exhibition: “fawns, children, flowers, flames”.

“Fawns, children, flowers, flames” exhibition will welcome its visitors for 2 weeks between 9-23 December 2022. The artists participating in the exhibition will exhibit their artworks in the light of queer ecology, by being inspired from 17 May Association's An Introduction to the Intersectionality of LGBTI+ Community & Climate Crisis- Commencing the transition by self transition: Climate 101- Recommendation Guide published in 2021.

The artists in the exhibition are as follows:

Zeynep Özatalay, Murat Başol, Filiz Mungan, Mete Arif Tokmak, Arel Talu, Cansu Gürsu, Hasan Doğan Yılmaz, Emre Yılmaz, Numan Seven, Elif Atılır, Döndü Özkök, Nilay Hazal Başarır, Göktuğ Danacı, Gizem Karagöz, Bartu Akyürek, Ekin Kılıç Ezer, Perfin Hozatlıoğlu and Aslı Alpar.

The introductory exhibition text is as follows:

"In Alice's wood where things that forgot their names/and fawn and children walked together fearless, /a stone might flower, a stream burst into flames, /a heavy human soul go light and careless. /But through the forest of the failing mind, /where words decay like fallen leaves, and paths long trodden /are lost, the souls plod onward to no end,/fawns, children, flowers, flames forgotten."

“Disremembering by Ursula K. El Guin*

* Ursula K. Le Guin, 'Disremembering‘, Late in the Day: Poems 2010-2014. PM Press, United States, 2016. 

We are in that wood where “fawn and child walk together fearless". We are in that wood where we are abandoned because we do not resemble the image of the so-called majority and because we resist the domination of dualisms by unity. 

The system established by the human species by centering itself threatens the future of all species, including itself. While states are trying to manage a global crisis with national tools, the policies they have developed do not have a vision other than “maintaining the order same as before”. Policies developed by ignoring the root causes of the global climate crisis leave not only non-human species behind, but also some of human beings behind. 

Today's question is: “How do we survive?” This question is the result of the idea formed by assuming that the world we live in or similarly the body we live in are opposing dualisms: “Natural-artificial”, “normal-abnormal”, “wild-domestic” … Indeed, that is not the way the world is. Nature and all the species that live in it are in symbiotic contact, relational and in need of each other. Not opposing, but intertwined and united. 

Therefore, it is not possible to prevent the global climate crisis only with "environmentalist" superficial policies. A meaningful fight against the climate crisis originating from all the unequal relations we have established, can be ensured by anti-capitalist, collective, egalitarian and queer transformation. 

In this group exhibition, which we desire to realize this experience by art, by being inspired from the verses of Ursula K. Le Guin, we wanted to make sure that “fawns, children, flowers, flames” are not forgotten. 

You can fill out this form  for registration. The place and time where the opening reception of this exhibition is held will be communicated to the persons who filled out in the form. Thanks for your interest.

*This event is held with the support of Urgent Action Fund-Feminist Innovation Fund and Embassy of France Ankara within the scope of 17 May Association Climate Studies.

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