For Melike Kara’s second exhibition at Arcadia Missa, a series of new works continues the artist’s exploration into combining Kurdish traditions, narratives, fates and ritual onto the canvas. In this series she further layers and abstracts tapestry motifs, echoing the sampling of weaving techniques and customs that various Kurdish tribes borrow from the range of countries their forced migration covers. The act of appropriating, adapting, and hybridising signifies the flux of the Kurdish people and their relationship to visual cultures that are interlaced with their own. The looseness of brushstroke in these pieces moves the series on from earlier pieces...