Social Responsibility Project proposals can be applied to ARTANKARA management up to 2 (two) months before the opening, and the approved projects can be allocated a space in the fair. As ARTANKARA, we aim to continue our activities in the field of social responsibility by growing in the coming periods.

2020 ARTANKARA PROJECTS

WISH TREE (by FÜSUN KAVALCI)
Like every society in the world Turkish society has placed an important meanings on trees. According to Turkish myhtology the most important tree is beech. The Beech tree has been accepted as sacred and the glands of wishes were hung on the branches.
The wish tree project is organized to raise awarenees about education, violence against women, street, children, street animals and sensitivity to nature.
20cm3 Project (by MUTLU BAŞKAYA)
Ceramic department students need to comprehend the importance and development of ceramic material both in the field or art and industry. Therefore, students should follow technological changes and use these opportunities in their artistic works. In addition to all these, they need to create works by thinking that art is not just about manual skills and techical knowledge.
CLIMBING DOWN BY LOOKING DOWN ON (by NUR GÖKBULUT)
With the title of " Climbing down by Looking down on " it is aimed to draw attention to the fake behaviors that are becoming more common in every segment of the society by ignoring the added value of acting like themseld. it is also aimed to criticze the corruption enviroment created by the compromises made under the influence of the relations of unrealistic sense of greatness under the influence of interests.
LIV-ING IN CONTRAST (by ÖZGE GÖKBULUT ÖZDEMİR)
As we are, everything that has its own nature can be considered as a body in an extended viewpoint. Body represent a unity of its parts. Body is body with its parts, and parts are also a body if they have their own nature and unity. Macro and micro prespectives to the body concept is the background of this project.
(AHTER BADEMLİ KIRAL)
ARTANKARA 2020 highlighted the theme of "ownership" this year and brought the idea of the process of owning the environment with the artist's own individual understanting, and in this context, ownership of the thought-provoking atwork by artists, art institutions and society to the agenda of the art world.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROJECTS
ANKARA TABİPLER ODASI
Five Pictures that are awarded from each class are taking part in the painting contest among primary and secondary school students themed" Vacination Protect And Keeps Alive" and organized by Ankara Medical Chamber within the space of 14 March Medical Week.

2019 ARTANKARA PROJECTS (WOMAN)

"MOMENT" and "WOMAN"
If life was a film, woman would like to sequence the shots and experience this.
Catch the moment focusing the faces of emotional expression. Place these faces of laughter, shout, scream, fear, shiver in frames. Compose a life with these frames of emotions.
DOWN THE AGES WOMAN
"Exhibition like a exhaled breath" "Down the Ages Woman", "Timeless Woman", "Ahh Süreya" Women's social problems; It is a sensitivity and awareness project designed to draw attention to physical and verbal violence, inequalty of opportunity, lack of freedom of clothing, use as a sexual object that it is exploited without its consent and without considering its will.
CHINTAMANI
Work edited curved forms with eyes who saw and describe the seen ones signifies lips which is one the most attractive part of women body. Çintemani figure with an intersection of past, now and present. Movements of this figures fasten up with red and green colors. Eyes are not live and stable; is no meaning of looking without shown. Clear shapes of curves on the surface is against of geometric shapes. Shapes takes a meaning to continuity and repetition.
İKİ KERE (-) EKSİYİZ
We are women. We have thousands of minuses brought thousands of by years, tradition, male power... We have thousands of minuses brought by law. Man-superior democratic! we have thousands of usurped rights that councils do not agree with we have rights that are violated in life and art. There is a Woman phenomenon that doesn't exist in all these. While all these minuses and deprivations stop, there are also women living with other minuses in this universe;
RED SHOES
Gandhi mentioned about the permanence of ugliness that violence brings with a great prevision. Of course violence is permanent under the ominous and poor shadow of itself. Violence against women is not only permanent shame of ugliness, but also it is an existence of a sharp misery, weakness of brute force, lack of being human, social blindness. This is the existence of absence and terminance of humanity with sensitive blindness. This is the existence of great miseries and rising to sky who exposed to violance. During rising, art is the concrete expression of this silent scream. Borning in the world of violance is nor exactly to be borned and women who live in the cocoon of violence is always declared to us. To be announced.
MÜRROR
"To love oneself is the begininng of a life-long romance" - Oscar Wilde. Mürros is a magical mirror that is unlocked with the power of a smile. The non-reflective, frosted surface becomes a mirror when someone smiles to it. Designed as an immersive interactive experience, Mürror invites people to smile to themselves. Creator of Mürror, Berk İlhan, is a Newyork based award winning product and experience designer. He is an alumnus of School of Visual Arts, MFA Products of Design Program in New York, And he holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design from Middle East Technical University, Ankara
ÖFÜRÜKTEN BİR SERGİ
(A Boredom Exhibition) In memory of Filiz Bingölçe, the author of the Women's Slang dictionary ...
SANKİ HİÇ ÖLMEMİŞ GİBİ
A news which is written on the 3rd page of newspaper with a small font. They killed for nothing. Generally a face of smiling woman. She is smiling and looking directly to your eyes. She is only 26. Elmas Demir; since she exposed to violence from her husband she left her job and came back to mother's changed and conviced her family not her. Once they entered their house he knifed several times and killed young woman. Some of them are killed in the houses, on the streets in full view of other people. Newspaper layed on their dead body. Who knows maybe with a photo of another murdered one on the newspaper. Nobody would like to see. Covered up. But they are there. Like they never died.
ZAMANSIZ KADINLAR
Otar Turmanidze ( Gürcistan ) Heykel Sanatçısı
ZURAFA WOMEN LIVING WITH RING IN THE NECKS
Long Neck Karen women living in Mae Hong Son, near the Myanmar-Thailand border in the mountainous region in the north of Tahiland, draw the reaction of the whole world because of the rings they wear on their necks. While these women are 5-6 years old, they are hanging around. He's about never to take it off. One of the reasons why Karen women put these rings on their necks is that they look ugly when the slave trade is done.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROJECTS
DEVRİM ERBİL and CHILD
Children will learn the art of caricature drawing in a pleasant atmosphere with fun.

2018 ARTANKARA PROJECTS

AH ANKARA
Since my student years at Hacettepe University I came across with very special people who lived in Ankara, who created their modes of life and produced art as the way they lived. I chose to adopt their way of seeing Ankara. The traces of my memories in the past shaped my art and my attitude to life. My family, my friends, my educational years all are associated with my approach to Ankara like my beloved father Özel Kavalcı's approach.
GREEN WAVE
by ALARM ART
ANKARA UNIVERSITY RECYCLE FASION SHOW AND ORCHESTRA
The dress and accessories which were produced from the recyled materials by students of Ankara University will be showed in a fashion show called "Recycle Fashion Show". The Recycle Fashion Show will aim to attract attention that used materials that considered as garbage can be recycled and become valuable again. As an example to recycled materials, newpapers will be used to make shirts and plastic bottles will be used to make dresses with sea theme.
DARK ROOM
"dark room" EKREM KADAK
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROJECTS
LÖSEV
LÖSEV Education and Health Foundation for Children with Leukemia has been providing permanent solutions for 20 years all around Turkey. The foundation provides not only health and education support to children and adults with leukemia and cancer but also coveys social and psychological support.
WE ARE HERE!
Maryam Mazrooei is an Iranian freelance Photographer and Journalist based in Tehran. For 5 years she has traveled around the Middle East for photography of the conflict and war zones focusing on refugees in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Syria border. She started her work as a journailst bu gradually has changed her projects to photography and has focused on women issues in the middle East as a long-term project.
MISPLACED CHILD
"MISPLACED CHILD" The title refers to Aylan's misfortune to have been born in the wrong geography and he also appears in photos where he does not belong to. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness for the world's refugee crisiss and also raise funds for war-affected children. The fundraising concept has been exhibited in few places in London. It has been also screened as a slide show in Cambridge's "Festival of Ideas". This is the first exhibition outside of England.

2017 ARTANKARA PROJECTS

ART GOES TO WORK
Art-Science-Time. Throughout the history this concept has created different civilizations being in permanent interaction with each other, has created abstract-concrete values which keep us alive, and has determined the quality of our life. It is based on needs to spread out impact area of art in our days. These needs proceed from requirements to deepen mental climate of society, to spread creativity among all segments of a society which is able to generate added value. Time is a period which makes us feel importance of art and its influence in all fields of our lives. Conversion of this influence into added value is possible only by developing serious relationship between business and art. Turkish artists and business world are sufficient in this regard. Gathering of business world and artist will provide image of future. Moreover created synergy will affect in deep and positive way our life quality as well as brand creation and production of added value of Turkish Industry. ARTANKARA believed and realized this idea. Starting from today we can see more extensive development in the future and we can feel how this created excitement is spread around the country. I wish new hopes, creative ideas for our country’s art and World of business. Taking this opportunity I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all exhibitors.
GETTING UNDRESSED
by Füsun KAVALCI... This work is based on a project for creating awareness and sensitivity for the doughty miners. It is an inspiration from a scene at the dressing room of the miners at the mine field. In memory of all those brave people who have risked their lives for the sake of providing the raw material for the industry.
NEW AGE COLLECTION
As the RC Gallery, we decided to support Vecdi Uzun who tries to gather up the potential of young artists who are members of the "New Age Collection" movement that was originally initiated from voluntariness, to bring art lovers together, to support and motivate young people, and to bring them together with art organisers, gallery owners and art lovers both on national and international platforms. The mission / objective thaty we've adopted is to introduce the existing potential in young people so as to transform the level reached by the Turkish art into a permanent/lasting curiosity for our country through young painters.
ÖZEL İHTİYACI OLAN ÇOCUKLARIN RESİM YARIŞMA PROJESİ
Portakal Cicegi International Plastic Arts Colony is one of the biggest art colonies of Turkey and the World. In addition to the art workshops it holds, it touches the hearts of our kids with special needs and allow them to meet the beatiful aspects of life via art.