Fondazione Brescia Musei
Comune di Brescia
We will also have better days
Zehra Doğan. Works from te Turkish prisons
curated by Elettra Stamboulis
Museo di Santa Giulia
16 November 2019 – 6 January 2020
Extended until 1 March2020
The City of Brescia and Fondazione Brescia Musei, directed by Stefano Karadjov, in the setting of the Museum of Santa Giulia, present for the first time in Italy a solo show with works by Kurdish artist and journalist Zehra Doğan (Diyarbakir, Tukey, 1989).
We will also have better days – Zehra Doğan. Works from the Turkish prisons, from Saturday 16 November 2019 to 6 January 2020, is an original project curated by Elettra Stamboulis, the first critical curatorial exhibition dedicated to the founder of the Kurdish feminist news agency Jinha. Following the great success of Doğan’s performance organised last May at Tate Modern in London, the city she has chosen as her temporary residence while in exile, the artist is now the protagonist of this powerful exhibition, organised in Brescia on the occasion of her participation in the Festival della Pace (Peace Festival) organised by the City of Brescia and the Province of Brescia.
This artist’s creations merge with her personal story and, inevitably, with the latest dramatic political events.
The exhibition sheds light on her imagery, exploring her recurring themes and motifs, highlighting her linguistic complexity and showing the wide range of media and techniques employed in her production: unusual and very frail objects endowed with a great expressive force.