Nobody’s Listening: An Immersive Exhibition Promoting Justice for Iraq's Forgotten Genocide

02.09.2021 - 09.01.2022

Portrait of Hala

Press conference: Thursday, 30.09.21, 11 am CEST, ZKM Museum Balcony and online at 3 pm CEST (in English only) via Zoom

Press conference participants will be able to visit the exhibition at 11 am before the opening, do interviews with the people involved and try out the VR tour on site. Online participation will also be possible in the afternoon. The digital press conference will be held in English and translated into Arabic and Kurmanji on Zoom. 

Hybrid Exhibition Opening on Friday, 01.10.21, 6 pm CEST, ZKM Media Theater and online

On October 1, 2021, the immersive art and virtual reality exhibition »Nobody's Listening« will open on the Museum Balcony of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. The first presentation of works by Yazidi artists in this exhibition uses virtual reality technology to take museum visitors through the destroyed houses in the Iraq town of Sinjar and confronts them with the devastating consequences of the genocide against the Yazidis which was perpetrated by the so-called Islamic State (IS) on August 3, 2014 in northern Iraq.  Under the patronage of Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President of the State of Baden-Württemberg, this exhibition was organized by Yazda, the international advocacy organization for Yazidis, in cooperation with the Society for Threatened Peoples and the Institute for Transcultural Health Research at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, and will be on view at the ZKM until January 9, 2022.