Art benefit for earthquake relief in Syria and Turkey

Art benefit for earthquake relief in Syria and Turkey


Ahmet Öğüt, Balanced Protest Banners, 2023. Photograph, 20.3 x 25.4 cm.

April 1, 2023
Art benefit for earthquake relief in Syria and Turkey

e-flux is launching a benefit sale of artworks to raise funds for relief efforts after the devastating earthquakes that struck Syria and Turkey on February 6. The disaster resulted in more than 57,000 deaths and left an estimated 1.5 million people homeless. All proceeds from this benefit sale will go toward the White Helmets in Syria and a construction workers union in Antakya, Turkey. Both groups are grassroots humanitarian organizations dedicated to rescuing and rebuilding after the collapse of buildings, whether by bombings or natural disasters.

This benefit runs from April 1 through May 1.

We extend our gratitude to the artists who donated works included in this benefit: Marwa ArsaniosIman IssaAhmet ÖğütWalid RaadChristian NyampetaJumana MannaKoki TanakaRaqs Media CollectiveNikita KadaniLiana FokianakiPelin TanJonas StaalMetahaven, and Maryam Tafakory.

e-flux Shop raises funds for artists and art organizations in urgent need, continuing from many benefit events e-flux has organized over the years to respond to calamities in various parts of the world. Please see below for a list of works in the benefit. If you would like to help and are unable to purchase an artwork, please share this announcement with your friends and/or on social media: all the income from each sale will go directly to relief efforts.

Thank you for your support and help in response to this catastrophe.

Marwa Arsanios
Drawing from the series “Resilient Weeds,” 2016. Pen on paper.

Iman Issa
I, the Protagonist Layla, 2023. Photograph.

Ahmet Öğüt
Balanced Protest Banners, 2023. Photograph.

Walid Raad
Francisco Franco from the series “Festival of Gratitude,” 2022. NFT.

Christian Nyampeta
When Rain Clouds Gather, 2023. Diluted ink on paper.
When Rain Clouds Gather (Study #2), 2023. Diluted ink on paper.

Jumana Manna
Spill, 2021. Photograph.

Koki Tanaka
infrastructural cat (earthquake), 2023. Digital drawing.

Raqs Media Collective
Corrections, 2015. Print.

Nikita Kadan
Satellite, 2023. Charcoal on paper.

iLiana Fokianaki
Moria after the Fire, December 1 2021, 09:31, 2021. Photograph.

Pelin Tan
Tigris Phenomenologies - 1, 2020. Photograph.

Jonas Staal
Interplanetary Species Society, Study, 2019. Gouache and ink on paper.

Painting trees, from the series “Arrows I,” 2020. Jacquard weaving in lurex.

Maryam Tafakory
sukhte del سوخته دل, film still, 2023.

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