5 Turkish artists informed Anadolu Company (AA) on Sunday that they are going to donate the proceeds from the sale of their artworks to COVID-19-related causes after holding their first in-person present in Istanbul since pandemic restrictions within the nation had been eased.
“Our ‘Give to Corona Artwork Present’ is an in-person artwork present held at Pinelo Artwork Gallery in Istanbul that includes 20 work by 5 artists,” Selva Özelli, one of many artists collaborating within the present, informed AA.
“The artists will donate the sale proceeds from their art work to coronavirus-related causes. This is a chance for artwork lovers to buy award-winning art work and in addition donate to a trigger,” she mentioned.
The exhibit is open via June 17.
“For the previous pandemic 12 months, after holding digital artwork exhibits at quite a few U.N. occasions and different main platforms world wide that unfold consciousness of local weather change, artists Semine Hazar, Fatma Kadir, Selva Özelli, Ilhan Sayın, and Ismail Soysal are holding their first in-person artwork present,” she added.
Along with the in-person Istanbul exhibition, the artists are additionally taking part in a number of digital artwork exhibits accompanying U.N. occasions, together with World Surroundings Day on June 6, the Conference on Organic Variety (CBD.Int) Digital Artwork Reveals, World Oceans Day on June 8, the Oceanic World Artwork Present and World Desertification and Drought Day on June 17, she mentioned.
‘Inexperienced restoration from pandemic’
“We’re a gaggle of artists who got down to increase consciousness of a inexperienced restoration from the COVID-19 pandemic via our art work,” Özelli defined.
“A sustainable inexperienced restoration plan from the pandemic necessitates understanding the hyperlinks between local weather change, well being, biodiversity, and inequality, and implementing formidable local weather change insurance policies, which align with the (2015) Paris Settlement,” she mentioned, referring to the landmark treaty to battle international local weather change.
The settlement got here into drive in 2016 and has been adopted by over 190 events, aiming to curb international warming in comparison with pre-industrial ranges to effectively beneath 2 levels Celsius (3.6 levels Fahrenheit), ideally 1.5 levels Celsius.
“The U.N. 17 Sustainable Growth Targets (SDG) are a name for motion by all nations to advertise prosperity whereas defending the planet. Extra vital than ever, these targets present a essential framework for a COVID-19 inexperienced restoration,” Özelli mentioned.
The 17 artwork exhibits curated by Özelli for the “Decade of Restoration” marketing campaign mirror these themes. These artwork exhibits include work that had been acknowledged in quite a few U.N. artwork competitions and have been exhibited at U.N. occasions and conferences world wide, she added.