Contribution to Turkish Art from London Yunus Emre Institute and Turkish Consulate General in London
The Yunus Emre Institute in London and Turkish Consulate General in London held an art exhibition with the participation of Turkish artists living in the United Kingdom.
The aim of the exhibition is to create an opportunity to bring together both professional and amateur Turkish artists to show solidarity and unity within the Turkish community living in the United Kingdom.
The participant artists’ Works were elected in December by a jury and 21 artists 48 works were found worth exhibiting including artists Dilek Yalçın, Meral Veli, Ece Turaman, Hacer Öztürk, Armağan Üçok Gönenç and Mehmet Hakan Demirok who accomodate in different regions of the United Kingdom.
During the opening ceremony of the exhibition with the title “Let’s Come Together under Art”, director of the London Yunus Emre Institute Dr. Mehmet Karakus made a speech underlining the importance of art for building bridges within the people and communities.
Karakus said, “We wanted to organize this exhibition with the aim to create an opportunity to bring together both professional and amateur Turkish artists to show solidarity and unity within the Turkish community living in the United Kingdom. We hope we accomplish our target and this event serves its purpose. I would like to appreciate all the participant artists for their interest in our event.”
Turkish Consul General Çınar Ergin also appreciated that the artists and London Yunus Emre Institute team for hosting such a meaningful event. Çınar said, “This show is not supposed to be a competition. We humbly wanted to support our citizens who are dealing with art either professionally or non-professionally and provide them an exhibiting hall. The event also brings the Turkish Community members together under art, helps building bridges and a network. I am honoured to be here and appreciate all artists who showed enthusiasm and moral courage to take part in this group show.”
Exhibition at the hall of Yunus Emre Institute-London took place between 23 January and 22 February 2019 and was free to all visitors.