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Migratory Birds - Exhibition by Atilla Can, International Ebru (Water Marbling) Artist
Date: 6 February -
16 February 2018
Organization: UNOG
Location: Exhibition Gallery
Category: Exhibition
patron: Permanent Mission of Turkey

This event takes place at the Palais des Nations, Exhibition Gallery, E building, 3rd fl.; Entry: Pregny Gate; Access: Door 40

All attendees who do not hold a UN ground badge are kindly requested to register here.

About the event:

The Permanent Mission of Turkey presents the art exhibition “Migratory Birds”, in collaboration with the Ebru (water marbling) artist Atilla Can.

The exhibition aims to communicate the existence and importance of migrant children. The ultimate goal of the artworks is to highlight that children should be protected from the adverse effects and traumatic conditions at times associated with migration, and to emphasise the importance that these children are at peace with the societies in which they are living, and themselves.

About the artist:

The artist Atilla Can, born in 1969, grew up with a strong interest in the arts. As one of the representatives of the art movement of ebru (water marbling), the artist brought innovations to the art by being the first one to achieve the techniques of snowdrop flower, cornflower, reverse tulüp, primrose and ebru portraits. His efforts to preserve the art of ebru include working with UNESCO: in November 2014, the Intangible Cultural Heritage Intergovernmental Committee meeting at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris examined Mr. Can’s ebru project, and inscribed ebru on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. To read more about Atilla Can, please see: http://www.ebrudergisi.com/

About Ebru:

Ebru is the traditional Turkish art of creating colourful patterns by sprinkling and brushing colour pigments onto a pan of oily water and then transferring the patterns to paper. Known as marbling, the designs and effects include flowers, foliage, ornamentation, latticework, mosques and moons. Ebru artists, apprentices and practitioners consider their art to be an integral part of their traditional culture, identity and lifestyle. Their knowledge and skills, as well as the philosophy behind this art, are transmitted orally and through informal practical training within master-apprentice relationships. The collective art of Ebru encourages dialogue through friendly conversation, reinforces social ties and strengthens relations between individuals and communities. To read more, please see: https://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/ebru-turkish-art-of-marbling-00644

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