May 31 – June 3, 2011.
Mavi Marmara Memorial Exhibit
Alwan for the Arts,
16 Beaver Street,
May 31, 7:00 p.m.
(The exhibit will remain on display until Friday, June 3rd, 6 PM.)
Join in commemorating nine peace activists (Turkish citizens, including Furkan Dogan, also an American citizen) who were killed aboard the Mavi Marmara by Israeli soldiers when they sailed on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla on May 31, 2010. The Mavi Marmara Memorial will mark the one-year anniversary of the attack on the flotilla. Our common goals are peace, prosperity, and equal opportunities in the Middle East and everywhere across the globe.
Alborz Ghandehari, a filmmaker, actor, director, writer, and doctoral candidate at UC San Diego.
Jane Hirschmann, a member of Jews Say No! in NYC and one of the organizers of the US Boat to Gaza.
Remi Kanazi, a Palestinian-American poet and activist.
Kristofer Petersen-Overton, a doctoral student in political science at the CUNY Graduate Center and an adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College, where he teaches Middle East politics. His job was briefly eliminated when right-wing figures labeled him unqualified, but it was quickly restored after a firestorm of protest.
Exhibit curated by Hulya Kartal, on behalf of Brooklyn For Peace.
Documentary – Alborz Ghandehari's film "Steel Dove: Stories of Art and Occupation” is the culmination of an undergraduate research project exploring the work of Palestinian artists.
Drawing – Necdet Yilmaz studied art in Istanbul. His illustrations have won awards in Turkey and around the world, and has also been exhibited in NY, London, Italy, Brazil, Cyprus, Pakistan, and Korea
Poem – Nihal Ozlem Kucukdonmez is a Turkish poet. She resides in Istanbul.
Posters – Dogan Arslan is an artist, designer and educator. He spends his time between Turkey and New York.
Sculptures – Marcia Bernstein has had solo shows in many venues and has been selected for large juried exhibits. She exhibits frequently with the National Association of Women Artists, the American Society of Contemporary Artists, Women in the Arts, and Art from Detritus.
Quilt – Hulya Kartal, who was raised in Istanbul and now lives in Brooklyn, is president of a non-profit organization to empower women.
(SUBWAY: 4/5 to Bowling Green;
J/M/Z to Broad St.;
R/W to Whitehall St.;
1 to Rector St. or South Ferry;
2/3 to Wall St.; A/C to Broadway-Nassau)
Questions? E-mail Memorial@brooklynpeace.org or 718-624-5921
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