Pippa Bacca, real name Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo, the young Italian artist murdered in Turkey on March, 31st 2008
a cura di Editorial Staff, il 03/10/2008
The International Association of Art The/Unesco A.I.A.P.Turkish National Commitee (UPSD) is organizing an exhibition and a forum, Bride to Peace, in the loving memory of Pippa Bacca. The young Italian artist was unfortunately murdered on March, 31 2008 as she was hitchhiking through Turkey, choosing to have faith in human beings as part of the performance Brides on Tour. She had undertaken that project with her fellow artist friend, Silvia Moro.
32 Turkish and about 37 Italian artists are participating to this attributed event titled Bride to Peace which will take place between October, the 8th and November, the 7th, 2008 at the Gallery of The UPSD. This event is organized by UPSD with the contributions of the Şişli Municipality, Italian Cultural Institute and Piramid Art Center. The show will carry a catalogue of 120 pages prepared by our association, sponsored by The Sisli Municipality. The mayor of Şişli Mr. Mustafa Sarıgül had also participated to the funeral of Pippa (Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo) on April, the 19th, 2008.
The President of The Turkish Association of Art, the U.P.S.D. Bedri Baykam said «We regret endlessly the loss of this young and bright, dedicated artist who was murdered in the midst of this happening that wanted to go beyond boundaries to overcome walls of prejudice and fight racism and war. Pippa trusted the human beings of this world and she knew the risks she was taking. It is extremely unfortunate that she had to pay it with her life. The world as it is, was not ready and up to her expectations and wishful thinking. We shall always remember her with her bright smile, reckless creative ideas and human warmth».
On the day after the opening of the exhibition, the U.P.S.D. is organizing a memorial day at the Italian Cultural Institute in Tepebasi/Istanbul. Turkish and Italian artists and intellectuals, will give speeches and there will be a panel discussion.
The Forum Schedule
UPSD organized these series of activities with the contributions of Şişli Municipality, Piramid Art Center and Italian Cultural Center.
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