BRAVEHEARTS | CULTOPIA STIFTUNG | 4the AUGUST | 8 p.m.
Einladung zur Pressekonferenz || BRAVEHEARTS - || Mittwoch, 3. August 2022, Zwischen 10:30-12:30 Uhr
am Mittwoch, 3. August 2022, um 10:30 Uhr bis 12.30 Uhr zum Open-Air-Pressetermin ein
Ort: Vor dem Billboard Luxemburger Str. gegenüber Stauderstraße, 50674 Köln (Haltestelle Eifelwall/Stadtarchiv)
- Serap Güler - Mitglied des Deutschen Bundestages
- Dirk Kästel - Vorstandsvorsitzender CULTOPIA Stiftung
- Ali Zülfikar - Künstler
- Bärbel Bauermann - ehem. NRW Landtagsabgeordnete
- Hamide Akbayir - ehem. NRW Landtagsabgeordnete
- Jörg Detjen - Mitglied im Rat der Stadt Köln
- Devris Cimen - HDP-Europa
- Osman Okkan - KulturForum TürkeiDeutschland
- Hans-Günter Brands - Club 68 Köln
Im Untertitel meiner Aktion hatte sich aufgrund der Druckdaten ein kleiner Fehler eingeschlichen,
damit er diese Situation mit einem Smile nachmalen musste.
Eröffnung: Donnerstag, 04.08.2022, 20:00 Uhr
Brüsseler Platz 14, 50674 Köln
Annostr. 11, 50678 Köln-Südstadt (Johanneshaus)
EXHIBITION | BRAVEHEARTS | CULTOPIA STIFTUNG | 4the AUGUST | 8 p.m.
EXHIBITION BY ALI ZÜLFIKAR
Opening: Thursday, 4th AUGUST 2022, 8:00 p.m.
Introduction : Prof. Dr. Irene Daum | Art expert
at the Gallery Am BrÜsseler Platz, Brüsseler Platz 14, 50674 Cologne
Duration of the exhibition: until August 19, 2022
Artist Ali Zülfikar is creating a joint project by Selahattin Demirtaş, Figen Yüksekdağ and Osman Kavala, who have long been held as political hostages by the Turkish government. The artwork will be shown as an original in an exhibition taking place from August 4th to 19th at Galerie Am Brusselplatz in Cologne and will also be on view at Cologne's Bilboord area from August 2nd to 11th.
EXHIBITION || AMSTERDAM || 1-3 JULY 2022 || NDSM LOODS || NACHBRÖTCHEN ||
Nachtbrötchen is Bringing Art to the People in a New Way at the NDSM Loods. Experience more than 500 pieces of art in a wide range of styles, from cash & carry to collector level works. Art will be on show from over 100 international upcoming & established artists many of whom will be participating in the event. Enjoy the theater play "De Dolende Bruid" and listen to the sound of numerous DJs and live music performances, including concerts on the most colourful grand piano in the world. Enjoy the many live performances and indulge in the wonderful world of Nachtbrötchen. Take a drink and wander around and explore the 7.500 m2 art exhibition and finish off your visit with some delicious food.
BRAVEHEARTS || 360x260 CM || PENCIL WITH PIGMENT ON WOOD || 2022 || FOTO ANDRZEJ WALKUSZ
Artist Ali Zülfikar creates a joint project by Selahattin Demirtaş, Figen Yüksekdağ and Osman Kavala, who have long been held as political hostages by the Turkish government.
He explained to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe that he had decided to draw such an artwork to support a public debate on "immediate release" under the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) decision. An infringement procedure against Turkey, as the Council of Europe has already initiated for Osman Kavala, would also be possible for S. Demirtaş and F. Yüksekdağ.
In 2022 he received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
A STRONG WORK OF ART
"The work of art has many facets," says Ali Zülfikar: When you look at the art work, Figen Yüksekdağ's eyes filter the powerful statement of their conversation, next to this you can see a demo scene in a film tape in Gezipark in Istanbul and in the eyes of Osman Kavala you can see the smiling face of Demirtaş reflected, like a flood of light which is penetrating the prison bars. The project is supported by non-governmental organizations and individuals to contribute to freedom, justice and social peace.
BRAVEHEARTS || 360x260 CM || PENCIL WITH PIGMENT ON WOOD || 2022 || FOTO BEN HAMMER
The exhibition opening will be held at 6 pm 11pm on Friday, 2th Saturday, July 2rd 12am - 11pm and Sunday, May 3th 11am - 7pm
NDSM LOODS AMSTERDAM || NDSM-Plein 85 || 1033 WC Amsterdam