At PAC, the realm of contemporary art in Milan, the inauguration of the exhibition dedicated to Zehra Doğan, the Kurdish artist, activist and journalist who, through this project, draws our attention to art created in prison.
The story behind this highly evocative exhibition began on November 25th, 2020, when the artist's live performance was broadcast on the PAC website on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The exposition is a selection of works created by the artist whilst she was in prison, plus, a new performance designed specifically for the PAC space.
THE TIME OF BUTTERFLIES. Dedicated to Patria, Minerva and Teresa Mirabal is a tribute to Aida Patria Mercedes, Maria Argentina Minerva and Antonia Maria Teresa Mirabal, the three sisters who opposed the dictatorship (1930-1961) of the Dominican Rafael Leónidas Trujillo under the nom de guerre Las Mariposas (The butterflies), and for which they were all tragically assassinated.
Zehra herself was also imprisoned, from 2017 to 2019, for having posted a sketch on Twitter during the Turkish army attack on Nusaybin. This exhibition is an unmissable opportunity to confront the history of Zehra and the Tre Mariposas along with the indomitable human soul that refuses to be captive behind bars.
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