Unter Ausschluss der Öffentlichkeit, Closed to the Public
Bild und Text: Marina Naprushkina
Vorwort: Agnieszka Kilian
Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit- Bücher
Gefördert durch die Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa: Bezirkskulturfonds
127 Seiten ISBN 9783948030094
PDF / epub
Closed to the Public is the culmination of the project Refugees’ Library.
Refugees’ Library is an archive of drawings and texts produced by Marina Naprushkina between 2013 and 2019 in the courtrooms of the Berlin Administrative Court in Moabit.
Naprushkina attended asylum hearings, documented them artistically, and made the material freely available. The individuals’ names and other personal details have been changed to protect their confidentiality. Freelance translators translated the texts into a variety of languages, enabling the refugees to use the material themselves. Six court hearings with female appellants were selected for the book. It is in German and English, with individual court transcripts translated into Arabic, Persian, and Russian.
Refugees’ Library has been shown in numerous international exhibitions. It is an archive on topics of migration, asylum law, and society.