Who will love us to the end of time?

We are happy to announce our new series on Feminisms which will be opened by Övül Durmusoglu with her exercise Who will love us to the end of time?

These are the days of the revenge on the elites, the revenge of the boys who never saw the promises made to them real. They are angry as they have been silenced, made invisible. Yet, they look for a certain kind of transcendence, to be part of a higher goal. Populist politics feed on their frustrations and desire of revenge. But, the angrier the boys, the stronger is their appeal for grandiosity. Some men see the potential of turning this anger into a tool for the creation of new father figures. This mutated form of colonial agency blocks our breathing systems in life and politics. So, what to do? Can new feminist politics help us to address the current crisis of masculinity? How can we build a genderless feminist syntax of decolonization for today and for future?

Övül Durmusoglu is a curator and writer based in Berlin and Istanbul. She is the director/curator of YAMA screen in Istanbul. She worked as curatorial and public program advisor for Gulsun Karamustafa’s ongoing exhibition Chronographia at Hamburger Bahnhof for which she has co-edited the exhibition catalogue. She has recently curated Future Queer, the 20th year anniversary exhibition for Kaos GL association in Istanbul. In the past, she acted as curator of the festival Sofia Contemporary 2013 titled as Near, Closer, Together: Exercises for a Common Ground and organized different programs and events as a Goethe Institute fellow at Maybe Education and Public Programs for dOCUMENTA (13). Durmusoglu has contributed to several in-print and online publications.