Major International Art Project to Bring Dialogue Between the UK and Turkey


LONDON.- Unveiled to the public on the 20th – 24th of October, the project comes at a crucial time for debates about Turkey’s accession to the EU and for relations between the UK and Turkey, exemplified by Prime Minister David Cameron’s trip to the country last month. The British Council is uniquely placed to deliver the My City project, given its long-standing presence in Turkey and its focus on international cultural relations. My City brings five prominent artists from Europe to create new artworks across Turkey that explore and respond to the cultural diversity of the country. The project includes artists from five countries: Austria, Finland, Germany, Poland and the UK. The five artists who have created a unique new piece of public art are: • Clemens von Wedemeyer, Germany, in the city of Mardin • Mark Wallinger, UK, in the city of Canakkale • Joanna Rajkowska, Poland, in the city of Konya • Minna Henriksson, Finland, in the city of Trabzo