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.Â 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 participatedÂ 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 thatÂ 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.
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LIST OF THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
GARLASCHI Gian Antonio,
De MARINIS Fausto,
PAUTASSO Guido Andrea,
SIGNORILE ValterÂ Luca,
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. Ã‡iÄŸdem TunÃ§
14.45 Mrs. Silvana Vassilli (welcoming speech on behalf of the Italian Cultural Institute, Istanbul)
Mr. Mustafa SarÄ±gÃ¼lÂ (Major of ÅžiÅŸli Municipality)
Mr. Bedri Baykam (President of IAA Turkish National Committee)
15.30 Dr. Simone Azzoni
15.45 Miss. A. SerraÂ KarapÄ±nar (student at the Hacettepe University)
16. 00 coffee break
“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
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