Exhibition to give a comic look at EU relations
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Visitors will see different views and a critical approach to the process of Turkey-EU relations in the exhibition.The Turkish History Foundation and Cartooning for Peace will present a fresh perspective in their “Turkey-EU relations in cartoons” exhibition
The exhibition, which has been prepared in cooperation with Cartooning for Peace and funded by Turkey and the European Union, covers Turkey’s EU process, according to a written statement released by the Turkish History Foundation Sept. 11. Visitors will see different views and a critical approach to the process of Turkey-EU relations. The exhibition will run from Sept. 19 to Oct. 1, 2012 at Cezayir Restaurant in Istanbul. The works reveal the fragility of the relations between the countries. The exhibition is focused not only on Turkey but on other countries and EU relations generally as well. The first exhibition of cartoons of this type was organized in 2006 by French cartoonist Jean Plantureux (professional name “Plantu”). He describes the cartoons and drawings that appear in the world’s media as “a means of instant expression and direct communication” that allow public messages of tolerance and peace to spread across different cultures.
Plantu and 11 other cartoonists are the main actors behind the Cartooning for Peace Foundation, which since 2006 has held exhibitions and public meetings in locations such as New York, Geneva, Paris, Atlanta and Rome. Among the cartoonists participating in the exhibition are Ali Ulvi, Altan Erbulak, Bülent Düzgit, Oğuz Aral, Turhan Selçuk, Bedri Koraman, Emre Ulaş, Ercan Akyol, Haslet Soyöz, Latif Demirci, Musa Kart, Tan Oral, Osman Turhan and Piyale Madra.. From Cartooning for Peace Plantu, Aurel, Ali Dilem, Patrick Chappatte, Michel Kichka, and Nicolas Vadot.