Here, There and Everywhere
The world peace cannot be achieved unless inter-cultural peace is ensured.
Özlem and Tommy, Elsa and Pingala, Mohammed and Christian, Suren and Hiroiki, Nguyen and Alison, Alfonso and Dimitris, Carmen and Pirjo, Igor and Janusz, Barongo and Ilona settled on collective creation
TransCultural Exchanges Conference on International Opportunities in the Art, with 99 representatives from around the world, will turn Boston into the hub of the global arts community during April 3-5, 2009. Collective art projects to be presented at the conference start up one by one.
Turkish painter Özlem Kalkan Erenus and Northern Ireland based painter Tommy Barr are taking part at this world-wide event entitled Here, There and Everywhere: Anticipating the Art of the Future with two exhibitions. Their project is called: Stand My Ground, Stand Your Ground
Working on a joint piece based on a grid format, they both provided original paintings and also paintings responding the works of the other. Then works have been exchanged providing each artist with a collaborative piece (half of the total work) to be exhibited one half in Turkey, at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipalitys Taksim Art Gallery and the other half at the Tower Museum in Derry, Northern Ireland.
For the final connection of the project at TransCultural Exchanges Conference, Sefa Ulukans photography is being introduced. The original art and images from the exhibition sites will be used to create further blended images, in order to symbolically make here, there and everywhere a single place, for a single instant.
Supported by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, the Istanbul-half of the collaborative piece will be on display at the Windows of Taksim Art Gallery from September 25 until October 10, 2008.
TAKSIM ART GALLERY
Cumhuriyet Cad. Gezi Dükkanları No: 24 Taksim Istanbul Tel : 0212 245 20 68
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