Turned Backs
felt, needlework, lace
85 h. x 103 w.

During the week of January 4th, 2021, Boğaziçi University academicians stood peacefully in front of the rectory with their backs turned towards the building while policemen surrounded the campus.  This act symbolically expressed their support of educational freedom and rejected the political assignment of a rector to the university.

Dr. Nancy Atakan
Graduated from BU with a MA degree in 1982
Taught European Art History at BU from 1996-2000 
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