War of a Forgotten Nation
Iraq, Syria, & Turkey

 

Following the offensive of the jihadist Islamic State organisation and the siege of Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, on the 10th of June 2014, as well as self-proclaimed Caliph, Abu Baker Al Baghdadi’s declaration of the Caliphate, which spreads across Syria and Iraq and is ruled by a rigorous and extremist vision of the Islamic law, Kurdish fighters from Iraq, Syria and Turkey have risen against them.

In seized territory all over Iraq and Syria, as is the case with Sinjar in the Iraqi Ninivah province, ISIS have captured, enslaved and committed mass murders against minorities like Yazidis, Kurds, or Shia Muslims.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since then, Kurdish fighters from the Turkish outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), and Peshmergas (i.e. the ones who face death) in Iraq, have become the main force fighting the jihadists in northern Syria and northern Iraq, winning successive, important battles and acquiring territories, subsequently making the self-declared Jihadist Caliphate weaker by the day.

Nestled between Empires and surrounded by conquerors, Kurdish people inhabiting the Kurdistan regions in Turkey, Iraq, Syria, as well as Iran, have been envisioning the creation of an Independent State for a hundred years, and for the first time, today, they feel closer to realizing their dream.

The pictures of this on-going documentary project are being taken in Iraq, Syria, and Turkey, as of August 2014.

Afterglow / Korebaju
In Memoriam: César Cuspoca
In this immersive installation Afterglow: Korebaju, While the Earth Remains, Cuspoca creates a ritual space using elements of the...
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Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine
Oct 11, 2022 – Jan 8, 2023
This House Is Mine offers a rich reconsideration of the artist Bob Thompson, a visionary African American painter. With...
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Works & Collections Online
ARTPIL / Prescription .131
Arpil is proud to announce the long awaited Works & Collections with unique contemporary art pieces, limited edition photography,...
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NATURE // NATURES
Sep 23 – Dec 23, 2022
We Live is the title of the first manuscript published by Lydie Arickx in 2014, such could be the...
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Navigating North
Oct 7, 2022 – Apr 2, 2023
Showcasing the Jenny & Antti Wihuri Foundation Collection, this exhibition investigates links between the north and south. The themes...
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World Press Photo 2022
Winners & Exhibitions Announced
Providing a variety of perspectives from all corners of the globe, the 2022 World Press Photo Contest awarded works...
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RAW / 30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2022
Oct 24 – Dec 13, 2022
Artpil proudly announces the online Exhibition of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2022 and its participation in Rome Art...
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Futurities, Uncertain / 2022 Cornell Biennial
Jul 13 – Dec 18, 2022
Inviting celebratory imaginations and enactments, the 2022 Cornell Biennial performs an artistic call and response to counter singular utopic...
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Afterglow / Korebaju
In Memoriam: César Cuspoca
In this immersive installation Afterglow: Korebaju, While the Earth Remains, Cuspoca creates a ritual space using elements of the...
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Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine
Oct 11, 2022 – Jan 8, 2023
This House Is Mine offers a rich reconsideration of the artist Bob Thompson, a visionary African American painter. With...
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Works & Collections Online
ARTPIL / Prescription .131
Arpil is proud to announce the long awaited Works & Collections with unique contemporary art pieces, limited edition photography,...
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NATURE // NATURES
Sep 23 – Dec 23, 2022
We Live is the title of the first manuscript published by Lydie Arickx in 2014, such could be the...
+
Navigating North
Oct 7, 2022 – Apr 2, 2023
Showcasing the Jenny & Antti Wihuri Foundation Collection, this exhibition investigates links between the north and south. The themes...
+
World Press Photo 2022
Winners & Exhibitions Announced
Providing a variety of perspectives from all corners of the globe, the 2022 World Press Photo Contest awarded works...
+
RAW / 30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2022
Oct 24 – Dec 13, 2022
Artpil proudly announces the online Exhibition of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2022 and its participation in Rome Art...
+
Futurities, Uncertain / 2022 Cornell Biennial
Jul 13 – Dec 18, 2022
Inviting celebratory imaginations and enactments, the 2022 Cornell Biennial performs an artistic call and response to counter singular utopic...
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