19 May 1919, one of the milestones in the history of Turkish Republic, is also the starting date of an era when Atatürk recognized during the Turkish War of Independence that those who will carry Turkish nation forward are those who have young and young ideas. In this sense, the future of not only Turkish nation but also all the nations across the globe will be a work of youth and those with young ideas.
With the participation of 174 guest artists, the International Virtual Group Exhibition “”Meeting with art in the 101st year of 19th May”” held by Faculty of Fine Arts, İzmir Democracy University for the honour of May 19 the Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day met with art lovers at IDU SANAT Virtual Gallery on 19 May 2020.
During these difficult days due to the Covid-19 pandemic, art activities on virtual platforms allow people to share their sensitivities during these significant days. This exhibition held for the honour of the 101st Anniversary of 19 May 1919 was organized as a gift to the youth of the world who will move this national day to a new century.
The exhibition that owns the common values and represents the spirit of unity on this meaningful day consisted of works of the participating artists without any limitation on themes, methods and sizes.
We thank all the artists for participating and celebrate 19 May the Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day with our sincere regards.
Prof. Dr. Metin KARKIN
İzmir Demokrasi University
Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts