Artwork removed from Istanbul hotel rooftop by municipality for ‘visual pollution’

May '16

Officials from Istanbul’s Beyoğlu Municipality have forced the owners of a hotel to shut down a rooftop screen playing a video by the artist Işıl Eğrikavuk, citing “visual pollution.”The work titled “Time to Sing a New Song” was on display at YAMA, a public art installation series screened on top of Istanbul’s Marmara Pera hotel.