Prof. Dr. Ateş spoke at the opening held at Korea Foundation Art Gallery on January 5th, 2017, noting that the event is the first collaboration of GPDNet members in the field of art and expressed his satisfaction with the success of the project supported also by the Enstitü. Prof. Dr. Ateş stated in his speech that the event that aims to bring the UN Sustainable Development Goals to the agenda, once again revealed art’s potential to make our lives better and make our streets, neighbourhoods, villages and cities more liveable.
Prof. Dr. Ateş emphasized that they are also happy that the exhibition coincided with the 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Turkey, and that they aspire to further the cultural exchange between Turkey and Korea through developing relations and making collaborations with the Korea Foundation as the Enstitü.
Exhibition was open to visit until January 24th 2016, a major joint event by Global Public Diplomacy Network.
“Eye-catching, Passionate, Beautiful” Exhibition
The exhibition “Eye-catching, Passionate, Beautiful” is the final leg of a major event held in three stages. As part of the event, Korean mural artists and volunteers first painted the walls of houses and public facilities in Tam Thanh village in Vietnam together with local volunteers. In event’s second stage, photographers photographed the murals as well as village’s natural beauty with sponsorship of Korea Foundation, Yunus Emre Enstitüsü and Philippines National Art and Culture Commission. The photography exhibition opened at Korea Foundation Art Gallery in Seoul is the final stage of the project aimed at bringing United Nations “Sustainable Development Goals” into the spotlight.