“Art Against Violence!” exhibitions begin

The first of the exhibitions within the scope of the project “Art Against Violence!” carried out by MaviKalem will be opened at Büyükada Taş Mektep on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, in cooperation with the Municipality of Princes’ Islands.

Throughout 2023, 129 women participated in 10 different workshops in the project, which aims to keep violence against women on the agenda, to support solidarity among women and to mediate women’s reactions to violence through art. In the workshops that started in Istanbul and continued in Adana and Hatay earthquake regions, women talked about violence, shared their experiences, and painted. Painter/sculptor Meryem Tomak implemented the workshops where women living in the earthquake region shared their experiences on earthquake and violence against women.

In the workshops held with the support of Avcılar Municipality, Esenyurt Municipality and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in Istanbul, Seyhan Municipality in Adana, Defne Municipality and Antakya Municipality in Hatay, 12 large-scale paintings as well as many drawings and drawings reflecting violence against women were produced.

The first exhibition of the project, which is supported by the Embassy of Turkey in Ireland, will open on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, at Büyükada Taş Mektep on Saturday 25 November at 14.00 as part of the venue support provided by IBB Department of Culture and Arts.

The exhibition will be repeated in Adana and Hatay as well as other districts of Istanbul.

For detailed information:

MaviKalem / Berçem Belikara: 0553 199 00 82


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