To live in hiding is to live without rights. Swedish Travelling Exhibitions's exhibition Restore Hope: See me! gives the women living in hiding a voice. The exhibition is composed of a video work by Selda Asal, one of Turkey's most interesting contemporary artists, and is presented here in a totally new form: a trailer of only 7 m² as exhibition area.
Swedish Travelling Exhibitions have chosen to co-operate with Home not Home because we want to explore the cross-cultural dialogue, reach a wider target group, create an exchange of know-how between the different organizations and because the project gives us the chance to work with contemporary art on an international level.
Turkish artist Selda Asal works mostly with video-based art and exhibits regularly in many European countries. In her work Restore Hope: See me! she highlights the stories of women forced to live in hiding because of violence, threats and harassment. This has nothing to do with national borders according to Selda Asal. She thinks this happens in all cultures, classes and social spheres, in Sweden as well as in Turkey, in your city or in a neighbouring one.