Suzani for Peace

In spring 2023, Artten Gallery published an international Open Call “Suzani For Peace”. Women from Turkey, Belarus, Brazil, Germany, the USA, and many other countries responded with their talents. They sent us handmade Granny Squares.

During Oslo Freedom Forum, on the 15th of June, Ukrainian refugees united the granny squares in a joint artwork “Solidarity“. The final presentation of the artwork will take place in New York to mark the International Day of Peace.

Suzani for Peace is designed by women for women and for the rest of the world. The aim is to amplify women’s voices in a powerful chorus signifying the journey women can accomplish together. The unifying power of crafts unpacks the barriers to talent, creativity, and femininity women face in different cultural contexts. Artten Gallery runs collaborations across borders and restrictions. It serves as a meeting point for genuine support and change in the ”modern” world.

Organizer: Ludmila Christeseva / Crafts the unite, heal, and last (Sweden/Belarus). Konca Yumlu (Turkey). Irina Shalimova (Ukraine). and Emma Bernhard (intern, France).

Project idea: L.Christeseva ART