Turkish art enters EU Parliament

Turkish art enters EU Parliament

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Turkish art enters EU Parliament

Özlem Kalkan Erenus composes ‘Remains of Yesterday’ with cement, sand and other materials on canvas.

Turkish artist Özlem Kalkan Erenus’ work from the series “Remains of Yesterday” will be shown at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Organized by the Inter-Art Foundation at the European Parliament, ASP Building and to be opened tomorrow, the exhibition “Freedom and Art – Without Borders” will present works by 82 artists from 52 countries.

The exhibition, which is proposing a new approach of solidarity for the contemporary art space, was first held at the United Nation’s Headquarters in New York and then followed by the ones in Washington, D.C.; Pennsylvania; Rabat; and Vienna. It continues this time at the European Parliament.

‘Remains of Yesterday’

Özlem Kalkan Erenus composed her series “Remains of Yesterday” with cement, sand and other unconventional materials applied on canvas. Her series was shown in 13 personal exhibitions in several Turkish and Polish provinces, as well as in 37 group shows in diverse countries including the U.K., Germany, France, Finland, U.S., Morocco and Vietnam, and also attracted big attention at the Biennial of Tehran in 2005.