“Art4Lives” is a humanitarian project organized by the Yunus Emre Institute in London, bringing together renowned artists, painters, photographers, creatives and others to demonstrate how art can help save lives and People affected by the devastating earthquake in Turkey.
The magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria on February 6 and their subsequent aftershocks hit 11 cities, but they hit humanity all over the world.
“Bee and Echinacea” by Molly Lemon. (Photo courtesy of YEE London)
That’s why the Art4Lives (Art for Living) project, organized by the Yunus Emre Institute (YEE) in London and curated by Nagihan Seymour, aims to showcase renowned pieces. Artists who have used art to raise awareness of social issues for centuries are now joining forces with some of the most famous examples of their work to heal the wounds of this harrowing earthquake, maintain awareness and generate ongoing funding help. The project draws attention not only to the urgent need for solidarity, but also to other effective ways to help those in need.
Exhibit quality works including calligraphy, lighting (tezhip), ceramics, paintings, photography, embroidery, jewelry and moreover, the project will bring artists, art lovers and those wishing to exhibit Come together with those who expand support for earthquake survivors, thereby strengthening a sense of solidarity around the world. Those interested in viewing the auctioned artwork can visit the project’s website.
“Course” by Esra Kizir Gökçen. (Photo courtesy of YEE London)
To raise funds and provide lasting relief to earthquake victims, Art4Lives partnered with 36 accomplished artists who donated some of their most outstanding artworks for the opening auction, including Devrim Erbil, Izzet Keribar, Nagihan Seymour and Yusuf Islam. In the initial phase, more than 50 outstanding works will be auctioned.
Other artists will join the program with their well-known works, as the program aims to host multiple auctions on a regular basis. All proceeds are donated to the Administration for Disaster and Emergency Response (AFAD), which works to prevent and reduce disaster-related damage and to plan and coordinate post-disaster response.
“The Armenian Church of St. Giragos” by Izzet Keribar. (Photo courtesy of YEE London)
With the contributions of renowned artists and support from all over the world, the Art4Lives project has emphasized from the beginning the importance of human life in the art world and the power of art to save lives.