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The Memories

Sena Karatas-Ozturk - 2017
Migrating Tower Series
Exhibited in Istanbul/Taksim 2017
SOLD

Sena Karatas-Ozturk's artistic journey revolves around the profound impacts of climate change and war on individuals. Through her contemporary installation work "The Memories", she endeavors to capture the poignant narrative of human migration induced by these socio-environmental injustices and climate change. She firmly believes that when people are forced to migrate due to these crises, they carry with them more than mere belongings. They bear the weight of their cultures, histories, and cherished landmarks solely within their memories, unable to pack them into their luggage.


Artist's art has been a voice for the silent stories of those affected by climate-induced displacement and conflict for years. Each stroke of her brush aims to shine a spotlight on the harsh realities faced by migrants who must leave behind the tangible remnants of their past lives. This contemporary installation work critiques governmental policies and societal indifference toward these critical issues, compelling viewers to confront the stark consequences of inaction. "The Memories", encapsulates the struggle and resilience of individuals navigating these upheavals, striving to find solace and belonging in unfamiliar landscapes. By depicting the emotional landscapes of migration, she seeks to evoke empathy and understanding.


Karatas-Ozturk aims not only to document these untold stories but also to advocate for systemic changes and policy reforms that prioritize the rights and well-being of those affected through her art. Her artistic expression becomes a vessel for amplifying the voices of the marginalized and demanding urgent action toward a more compassionate and just world.



Sena Karatas-Ozturk
Sena Karatas-Ozturk

The Memories
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