Sulu.art.co

Sulu.art.co is an art collective who have generated iconic #MeTooUyghur images of dozens of Uyghur public figures and intellectuals who have been disappeared into China’s mass detention camps in Xinjiang. Some well-known cases include Xinjiang University Professor Rahile Dawut, Xinjiang University President Tashpolat Tayip, Xinjiang Medical University President Hamurat Ghopur, musicians such as Sanubar Tursun, Ablajan Ayup

For all the female intellectuals detained in Xinjiang, International Women’s Day, Mar 8, 2019.
By Suluartco
Abdurehim Heyit, as portrayed by the anonymous art collective Sulu.ArtCo. On Heyit’s jacket is the lyrics of one of his most famous folk songs, “The Encounter” (Uy: Uchrashqanda). The song tells the story of a young woman who fights to survive in the face of death.

Originally published on Darren Byler’s blog: Art of Life in Chinese Central Asia. Shared with author and artists’ permission (Sep 8, 2019).

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