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Art in the Underground<br />
& Up in Arms</p>
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Art in the Underground<br />
& Up in Arms</p>
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Art in the Underground<br />
& Up in Arms</p>
<p>2019<br />
Art in the Underground<br />
& Up in Arms</p>
<p>2019<br />
Art in the Underground<br />
& Up in Arms</p>
<p>2019<br />
Art in the Underground<br />
& Up in Arms</p>
<p>2019<br />
Art in the Underground<br />
& Up in Arms</p>
<p>2019<br />
Art in the Underground<br />
& Up in Arms</p>
<p>2019<br />
Art in the Underground<br />
& Up in Arms</p>
<p>2019<br />
Art in the Underground<br />
& Up in Arms</p>
<p>2019<br />
Art in the Underground<br />
& Up in Arms</p>
<p>2019<br />
Art in the Underground<br />
& Up in Arms</p>
<p>2019<br />
Art in the Underground<br />
& Up in Arms</p>
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Art in the Underground<br />
& Up in Arms</p>
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Art in the Underground<br />
& Up in Arms</p>

The project Art in the Underground was a site specific installation in the public space at the metro station Berlin-Stadtmitte and as one of the contest winners, was commissioned in 2019 by the nGbK Berlin to commemorate arms trade in Berlin. The installation Up in Arms was also connnected to the subject of arms trade and was commissioned by the nGbK Berlin, exhibited in the space Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien.

In addition to the photos from my family photo archive I also used historical photos of the Armenian genocide for both projects. I cut out weaponry and personal effects of the German and Turkish officials who facilitated the genocide. For Art in the Underground, I installed and then photographed the objects in front of specific, politically charged places like the GDR intelligence service Stasi and in front of the gates of the German weapons companies.

Please see further information on the development of Forensic Excavations Inventory in both Deutsch and English, here.

Further links:
.Art in the Underground/Kunst im Untergrund .Up in Arms

Prior iterations can be found here.

Exhibition history
2019 Up in Arms. Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien and neue Gesellschaft fuer bildende Kunst Berlin nGbK. Berlin, DE
2019 Kunst im Untergrund (Art in the Underground). neue Gesellschaft fuer bildende Kunst Berlin nGbK. Berlin, DE
2018 Cultural Memory in the Present. Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts. Leipzig, DE
2017 Studienpreis 2017 of the Freundeskreis of the Hochschule fuer Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Fine Arts). Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts. Leipzig, DE catalogue

Awards
2019 Kunst im Untergrund (Art in the Underground) competition winner. neue Gesellschaft fuer bildende Kunst Berlin nGbK. Berlin, DE
2017 Studienpreis 2017 of the Freundeskreis of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. Hochschule fuer Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Fine Arts). Leipzig, DE catalogue

Publications
2019 Up in Arms. Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien. neue Gesellschaft fuer bildende Kunst Berlin nGbK. Berlin, DE
2018 Studienpreis 2017 of the Freundeskreis of the Hochschule fuer Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Fine Arts). Leipzig, DE