Mosaic Road project opens exhibit in Switzerland
GSTAAD – Anadolu AgencyThe first international step of the Mosaic Road project, initiated by the ONE Association, which has been formed to develop national and international projects promoting Anatolian heritage, was taken in Swiss village of Gstaad. An exhibition, featuring mosaic works by jewelry artist Sevan Bıçakçı, opened in the village as part of the project.
The founder and president of the ONE Association, Demet Sabancı Çetindoğan, along with Professor İlber Ortaylı, Prince Vittorio Emanuele e Marina di Savoia, Prince Michel de Yougoslavie, Hatay Mayor Lütfü Savaş and officials from Kahramanmaraş, Şanlıurfa and Gaziantep attended the event.
“We promote Turkish towns of Hatay, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaraş and Şanlıurfa, which have thousands of years of history. With the ONE Associaton and the Mosaic Road project, we want to increase interest on Turkey’s cultural, historical and natural beauties and make it an international brand. We take the first step of our project in Switzerland today,” said Çetindoğan in her opening speech.
The project aims to show the word the countless mosaic pieces that have been unearthed during excavations in the eastern region in the last century. Since it is the meeting spot of high-level people from all around the world, Gstaad hosted the event.
The Mosaic Road project will be promoted at the Venice Architecture Biennial on May 28.
The ONE Association said talks continued with world renowned museums in Italy, England and the U.S. as well as Switzerland for the promotion of the project.