60 Glasses of Tea – An Art Exhibition Inspired by Kurdistan 4-8 July

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60 Glasses of Tea is a dual art exhibition by two female artists Lone Bendixen Goulani from Denmark and Asuda Rwandzi the Kurdish active artist, this five-day exhibition will take place on Tuesday, 4 July 2017 to 8 July 2017 at 9:00 am at the old Mahata Prison, located behind the University of Kurdistan Hawlêr on 30 meter Street, Erbil, Kurdistan. The opening of the exhibition will be on July 4 at 3:00 pm.

The old atmospheric Mahata Prison was initially built as a railway station. Now, Shanidar Art Expo is turning this historical location into a gallery starting with an exhibition prepared by Lone Bendixen Goulani and Asuda Rwandzi.

In this art exhibition, both women are drawing on the inspiration and colours of Kurdistan, the mosaics of the mosques, the glittering dresses in the bazaar, the patterns of the Kurdish carpets, favourite places around the region, and the people that play a role in their lives. The exhibition is called 60 Glasses of Tea as each of the 60 pieces of work is like a glass of tea served to enjoy in the humble setting of an old prison.

Lone Bendixen Goulani has a degree in Modern Culture and Cultural Communication from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The local artist, Asuda Rwandzi, is educated from the Fine Arts Institute in Erbil, Kurdistan.

All proceeds will contribute to SEED’s psychological counseling services for Yezidi women to support them recovering from torture, rape and sexual slavery. Read more about SEED’s work on www.seedkurdistan.org.

This exhibition is organized by Lone Bendixen Goulani and Asuda Rwandzi in collaboration with Shanidar Art Expo.

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