“BRIDE TO PEACE”: mostra e convegno in memoria di Pippa

8 ottobre 2008

L’associazione di artisti tuchi USPD inaugura oggi, 8 ottobre 2008, una mostra in memoria di Pippa, con la partecipazione di artisti turchi e italiani.
Domani, 9 ottobre 2008, al centro culturale Italiano di Istanbul si terrà un convegno dal titolo “REMEMBERING PIPPA, YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW”.


EXHIBITION AND FORUM ORGANIZED IN MEMORY OF PIPPA BACCA,
BY UPSD, TURKISH ARTISTS’ ASSOCIATION

The International Association of Art The/Unesco A.I.A.P.Turkish National Commitee (UPSD) is organizing an exhibition and a forum; “BRIDE TO PEACE”, in the loving memory of Pippa Bacca. The young Italian artist was unfortunately murdered on March, 31 2008 as she was hitchhiking through Turkey, choosing to have faith in human beings as part of the performance “Brides on Tour”. She had undertaken that project with her fellow artist friend, Silvia Moro.
32 Turkish and about 37 Italian artists are participating to this attributed event titled “Bride to Peace” which will take place between October, the 8th and November, the 7th, 2008 at the Gallery of The UPSD.  This event is organized by UPSD with the contributions of the ÅžiÅŸli Municipality, Italian Cultural Institute and Piramid Art Center. The show will carry a catalogue of 120 pages prepared by our association, sponsored by The Sisli Municipality. The mayor of ÅžiÅŸli Mr. Mustafa Saràgal had also participated  to the funeral of Pippa (Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo) on April, the 19th, 2008.
The President of The Turkish Association of Art, the U.P.S.D. Bedri Baykam said “We regret endlessly the loss of this young and bright, dedicated artist who was murdered in the midst of this happening that  wanted to go beyond boundaries to overcome walls of prejudice and fight racism and war. Pippa trusted the human beings of this world and she knew the risks she was taking. It is extremely unfortunate that she had to pay it with her life. The world as it is, was not ready and up to her expectations and wishful thinking. We shall always remember her with her bright smile, reckless creative ideas and human warmth.”
On the day after the opening of the exhibition, the U.P.S.D. is organizing a memorial day at the Italian Cultural Institute in Tepebasi/Istanbul. Turkish and Italian artists and intellectuals, will give speeches and there will be a panel discussion.
UPSD organized these series of activities with the contributions of ÅžiÅŸli Municipality, Piramid Art Center and Italian Cultural Center.

UPSD:
Maçka Demokrasi Parkı Sanatçı İşlikleri Şişli Evlendirme Dairesi yanı, 80220 Şişli /İstanbul
T: 0212 247 62 83
F: 0212 247 36 85
upsd@upsd.org.tr
www.upsd.org.tr

For more information: Tuba KurtulmuÅŸ
Piramid Sanat
Feridiye Cad. 23-25, Taksim, 34437
T: 0212 297 31 15-20-21
F: 0212 297 44 11
info@piramidsanat.com
www.piramidsanat.com


LIST OF THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

FANARO Stefano,
FORMENTI Rafaella,
GARLASCHI Gian Antonio,
GÖKDUMAN Deniz,
HAVUÇ Merih,
HIZAL Meriç
KARADANA,
KARYAÄžDI Mustafa,
KARYAÄžDI Nebahat,
KETENCI Yıldanur,
KOÇAN Hüsamettin,
KUŞÇU Nazan,
LIBERATORE Fiona,
MAFFEI Dante,
De MARINIS Fausto,
MONTELLA Vincenzo,
OKAN Serdar,
ONAT Ekin,
ÖNÜRMEN İrfan,
ÖZAYTEN Kadri,
ÖZGÜLTEKİN Bünyamin,
PAGANELLI Mattia,
PAUTASSO Guido Andrea,
RICCIARDI Giovanni,
RUJU Nino,
SALOR Damla,
SANGUÄ°NÄ° Patrizio,
SARIOÄžLU Nihal,
SARIKAHYA Zuhal,
SCAFITI Salvatore,
SIGNORILE Valter  Luca,
SÄ°LÄ°VRÄ°LÄ° Nesteren,
SPAZIO Giacomo,
TANSINI Isra,
TARSHITO,
TILHASLI Filiz,
TÄ°RYAKÄ° Korkut,
TÃœZÃœN Ä°mren,
VIALE Susanna,
YACHIA Lisa,
YILMAZ Ercan.


THE FORUM SCHEDULE (October 9, 2008 Thursday at the Italian Cultural Center)

“REMEMBERING PIPPA, YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW”

WELCOMING AND COMMOMERATÄ°ON SPEECHES
14.30 Mrs. Çiğdem Tunç
14.45 Mrs. Silvana Vassilli (welcoming speech on behalf of the Italian Cultural Institute, Istanbul)
Mr. Mustafa Sarıgül  (Major of Şişli Municipality)
Mr. Bedri Baykam (President of IAA Turkish National Committee)

“YOUNG BLOOD”
15.30 Dr. Simone Azzoni
15.45 Miss. A. Serra  Karapınar (student at the Hacettepe University)

16. 00 coffee break

PANEL SESSION
“BRIDE, ON THE ROAD FOR PEACE”
16.15 – 18.00

Prof. Dr. Erdal Atabek (moderator) (Writer for Cumhuriyet newspaper)
Mr. Orhan Alkaya (Poet and writer/city of Istanbul, General Director of Istanbul Theatres)
Mrs. Luisa Carretta (Artist)
Mr. Paolo Girardelli (Assistant Professor at Bogazici University)
Mrs. Zeynep Yasa Yaman (Art Historian-Hacettepe University)

18.00 cocktail at the Italian Cultural Institute

Italian Cultural Center
Meşrutiyet Caddesi No:75 Tepebaşı, Beyoğlu
34430 Istanbul
T: +90 (212) 293 98 48 (pbx)
F: +90 (212) 251 07 48
iicistanbul@esteri.it
www.iicistanbul.esteri.it/IIC_Istanbul