An event that will be organized open to all disciplines by Turkish Ceramics Society (TSD), international visual arts exhibition holds the title “Antropause – Human Pausing”. The exhibition will take place in ArtContact Istanbul art fair between 12th-15th November.
An event that will be organized open to all disciplines by Turkish Ceramics Society (TSD), international visual arts exhibition focuses on the concept of “Antropause- Human Pausing”. Including the works of not only ceramic artists but also artists from all disciplines of visual arts, the exhibition will take place in ArtContact Istanbul art fair between 12th-15th November.
Curators of the exhibition, Mutlu Baskaya, Fatma Batukan Belge and Ilhan Marasali are telling why they choosed this concept:
“We as humans, created that invisible enemy whole world is fighting against, the corona virus. We created this by spreading over natural habitats, using natural resources selfishly, increasing our carbon footprint instead of decreasing it, causing the global warming. And Covid-19 pandemic caused a great transformation allover the world. It required important changes of behaviours in individual, social and economic areas. And we see that slowing down life during pandemic created an opportunity for the earth to recover itself, at least a part of itself. These times should also make us think that how can we beter share our world with an ever-increasing population.
Scientists studying on wild life, have examined the great “humanpausing” called the “Antropause” after the coronavirus. They think that this temporary slowing in global human activites due to the Covid-19 threat, is likely to have a deep impact on other living beings. Fight against Covid may be a warning for the balance of the nature.
During the pandemic we frequently came across with the images of wild animals wandering and moving freely in urban environments. They were making use of the areas left by humans as much as possible. However, pausing of human activities have also done harm to the wild life. Such as an increase in poaching due to poverty or lack of ecotourism…
Of course, the human activity cannot stop or slow down indefinitely. But even the small changes to be made in transportation network, may have a significance for the life of other beings in nature. We can make use of these times in a positive way to learn to be able to share the planet with other living beings. Just like in Chernobyl, Covid-19 times are also causing big human and economical losses and forcing us to push the button against the damage we do to the environment. Coronavirus is not the last pandemic, if we keep on treating our planet this way, there will be others. But if we keep on going the right way,
PANDEMIC MAY BE THE SALVATION OF THE NATURE”