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

Two Diaries: Gluklya & 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.

The book was presented for the opening of to those who have no time to play, a solo exhibition by Gluklya at Framer Framed.

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.

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.



Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya

Gluklya is an artist living and working between Amsterdam and St. Petersburg. Considered one of the pioneers of Russian performance art, she co-founded the artist collective Factory of Found Clothes, which uses conceptualised clothes referencing Utopian prepositions, and aims to bring about change in society. She is also part of the Chto Delat group, a multidisciplinary collective of which she has been an active member since 2003.