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‘Two Diaries: Gluklya & Murad’ (2022)
Tekening door Gluklya, 2017 / Drawing by Gluklya, 2017
‘Two Diaries: Gluklya & Murad’ (2022)
‘Two Diaries: Gluklya & Murad’ (2022)

Bookshop Selection: ‘Two Diaries: Gluklya & Murad'

On the occasion of the exhibition To those who have no time to play, Framer Framed is happy to present the publication Two Diaries: Gluklya & Murad. The book covers the period in which Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya) and Murad Zorava met in Bijlmerbajes, when it was used both as an artists’ incubator (broedplaats) and an asylum centre. The publication finds place within the exhibition at Framer Framed through the installation Two Diaries Shelter – an intimate space in which to read the diaries of Gluklya and Murad.


Two Diaries: Gluklya & Murad (2022) is the story of an unexpected encounter. A migrant artist (Gluklya) meets a migrant writer (Murad) in a Dutch asylum centre, a former prison on the edge of Amsterdam. Together, they come to understand what migration means, what language allows and how art in its different forms can serve as a cry of anger and a path to self-knowledge and peace. Two Diaries: Gluklya & Murad is not only about two individuals lives but also about how art shapes and supports people and carries them through their most difficult times.

The book is an important contribution to migrant art and literature and a valuable and intimate picture of western Europe from the other side of the bureaucratic divide between citizens and subjects.

Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya) is a visual and performance artist living and working in Amsterdam.
Murad Zorava is a Kurdish activist and poet currently living in Europe.

Pages: 240
Price: € 25
ISBN 9783753302867
Publisher: Walther & Franz König
Designer: Bardhi Haliti
Editors: Charles Esche & Ashley Maum
Producers: Framer Framed & Van Abbemuseum

The publication is available for purchase at Framer Framed or online.

Two Diaries, Book cover

The exhibition To those who have no time to play opened on the 13th of October and can be visited until the 22nd of January 2023 at Framer Framed.

Two Diaries: Gluklya & Murad has been made possible through support from Mondriaan Fonds; Prinsbernhard Cultuur Fonds; AFK; Ministerie van OCW; Blue Square Gallery; and Akinci Gallery.

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Exhibition: To those who have no time to play

A Solo Exhibition by Gluklya


Opening: To those who have no time to play
Exhibition Opening with artist Gluklya and a performance by Matras Platform


Charles Esche

Charles Esche


Ashley Maum

Exhibitions and research
Gluklya at Framer Framed

Gluklya aka Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya