The Contemporary Istanbul Foundation is organizing a charity exhibition in collaboration with the international art and culture exchange platform Istanbul Artist Residency and Ukrainian curator Polina Somochkina to raise funds for Ukrainian children that have suffered as a result of the Russia-Ukraine war.
The exhibition called ‘Make Art for Peace’ will be held on April 28 – May 1 in Fisekhane, a heritage site in Istanbul’s historic Zeytinburnu district.
“We hope the funds raised by the ‘Make Art for Peace’ initiative will help provide relief to the most vulnerable victims of this cruel war. Children must never have to go through such unspeakable suffering,” said Ali Gureli, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Contemporary Istanbul Foundation.
The event is also supported by the Consulate General of Ukraine in Istanbul, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Istanbul, and the UNICEF Turkish National Committee.
“In times of crisis, art can be a powerful instrument for peace and unity. This is why we called this charity event ‘Make Art For Peace’ to honor the children left behind in Ukraine and the artist community mobilized for this cause,” said Polina Somochkina, Co-founder and Art Director of Istanbul Artist Residency.
‘Make Art for Peace’ has also drawn interest from local and international art collectors, artists, businesses, social entrepreneurs, and members of the diplomatic corps. Highlights will include a performance by internationally acclaimed musicians Yevgeniy Kostrytskyy and Rustam Rahmedov of the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra.
“We condemn Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine, which is inflicting suffering on the Ukrainian population, including children. We stand firm against the violence inflicted on this world’s future generation and on the peace of our planet. Art is both the expression of our collective creativity and the best humanity can offer to heal our spirits,” said Roman Nedilskyi, Consul General of Ukraine in Istanbul.
“Make Art for Peace” will present the works of the following artists:
- Serhiy Savchenko, Ukraine
- Andrii Bludov, Ukraine
- Petro Smetana, Ukraine
- Yurij Savter, Ukraine
- Zuzanna Dolega, Poland
- Michal Czuba, Poland
- Rusudan Khizanishvili, Georgia
- Merve Morkoc, Turkey
- Mustafa Boga, Turkey
- Lal Batman, Turkey
- Nancy Atakan, Turkey
- Murat Germen, Turkey
- Eymen Aktel, Turkey
- Mr. Hure, Turkey
- Hale Tenger, Turkey
- Nilbar Gures, Turkey
- Alla Guner, Turkey Ukraine
- Koray Tokdemir, Turkey
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