04.03 – 02.04.2017
The exhibition SILA YOLU – The Holiday Transit to Turkey and the Tales of the Highway focuses on the highway route between Germany and Turkey which has been used primarily by Turkish immigrants since the 1960s. Known as Sıla Yolu, Autoput or Deathroad, the former European route E-5 tells many stories of leaving home, holiday returns, hope and homesickness. The exhibition is a mobile audio-visual installation and exhibition set up in an old Ford Transit, the typical and now symbolic car used by many Turkish immigrant families for the journey between their old and new homes. After touring in Berlin, the SILA YOLU exhibition is now traveling to Istanbul to be presented in DEPO during March 2017.
With the kind support of the Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and the Goehte Institut Istanbul