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Toronto Star: Iconography of non-violence and Turkey’s ‘standing man’ – Rick Salutin


Turkey’s standing man is uniquely individual, even casual within the gallery of non-violent acts of resistance. It’s hard to say what’s so moving about him. He stands, sleeves rolled up, hands in pants pockets, gazing (in the original version) at a portrait of modern Turkey’s founder, Kemal Ataturk, clearly pondering it — for eight hours. It’s not overtly defiant but [...] → Read the full article…