Nil Yalter’s works emerge from current political situations: the sentencing to death of a Turkish activist, daily life in a women’s prison, or the living conditions of illiterate “guest workers.” Language plays an important role for the artist, along with her cultural influences from the Middle East, Turkey, and Western Europe. The exhibition title Exile Is a Hard Job comes from an important work for Nil Yalter by the Turkish poet Nâzım Hikmet.
We are looking for spoken-word artists who want to gain an audience for their perspective on Nil Yalter’s themes of migration, feminism, and repression. We invite you to come to Cologne on May 4, 2019. Accompanied by curator Rita Kersting, you will take a tour of the Nil Yalter exhibition. Following a meal with the group, you can discuss your thoughts on what you have seen. Then we ask you to put them into written form.
Each winner will receive a €250 stipend and a travel allowance to come to the Museum Ludwig. We will also post your texts on our social media channels afterward. Any spoken-word artist who is active on social media or a blg and who deals with the topics of migration, feminism, and repression. It doesn’t matter how well known you are; the focus will be on your message.
Deadline for submissions was April 7, 2019.