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Interviews of Turkish Artists Published at the International World Science Week


Sixteen interviews with Turkish artists and the world’s leading museum directors were published by the Times of Corona and the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

Artist and writer Selva Özelli conducted interviews with Turkish Painters whose exhibitions took place during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), International Committee of Science Museums (CIMUSET) Conference and World Science Week, and with the world’s leading museum directors, covering the topics of pandemic, climate change and art.

Selva explained;

“The corona pandemic has devastated the health of hundreds of millions of people around the world and the world economy. Academic research has determined that air pollution, which creates climate change, has an effect on Covid-19 deaths and that air pollution in our country is more dangerous and deadlier than the pandemic. To draw attention to this important issue, I made art shows about this topic and participated in exhibitions in all continents of the world during the pandemic period.

In addition, I interviewed Turkish artists Renan Kaleli, Mehmet Kuran, Günsu Saraçoğlu and prominent museum directors and in the United States, China, India, England, and Canada. They talked about how they presented climate change and pandemic related issues through art, exhibitions and educational information. My exhibitions and interviews were published at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).”  

You can read the interviews with the Turkish Painters, as well  as the world’s leading museum directors, at these links:


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