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Kids' Guernica Exhibition at the Zappeion Megaron Athens

KIDS’ GUERNICA is an international peace project for children through art in different places of the world to create peace paintings on huge canvases the same size as Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" (3.5 m × 7.8m).

KIDS’ GUERNICA project was initiated by ART JAPAN NETWORK in 1995, the year of the 50th
anniversary of World War II. It addresses children all over the world and calls upon them to express themselves through painting. More than 70 wonderful paintings were already completed for this project in 30 countries.

The exhibition at the Zappeion Megaron in Athens will show 15 of these paintings and one Kids' Guernica workshop will be held during the symposium:
One peace mural shall be painted with children from the 108 Primary School of the Municipality of Athens under the coordination of Thomas Economacos, Arts Coordinator of Poiein kai Prattein.

List of all the 15 exhibited Kids' Guernica Paintings [ pdf ]

One of paintings of the exhibition has be done by children from Chios and from Izmir, Turkey to underline the theme of the Symposium focusing on „Dialogue between Cultures“.

Kids Guernica Lebanon
Kids' Guernica Painting from Lebanon

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Kids Guernica Nagasaki
Kids' Guernica Painting from Nagasaki/Japan

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from the Kids' Guernica Action in Chios/Greece - Izmir/Turkey
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Kids' Guernica Events during the Symposium

Thursday Oct 18th

11.00 – 11.30
Outside Zappeion - Megaron

Introduction into the Exhibition and Kids’ Guernica Coordinators by Hatto Fischer, Poiein Kai Prattein together with Takuya Kaneda, International Coordinator of Kids’ Guernica, Japan, Iman Nouri, Lebanon, Jad Salman, Palestine, Sara Lowndes, Dubai, Bernard Conlon, Ireland, Savina Tarsitano, Martinique, Asit Poddar, India, Deniz Hasirci and Gulistan Banu Cel, Turkey, Efi Lipari, Greece and Thomas Economacos, Greece

Friday Oct 19th

15.00 - 16.00 at the Zappeion - Megaron

Discussion: Networking through Kids’ Guernica - aims and experiences

Chaired by Magnolia Albertazzi

18.00 – 20.00
Reception at the Zappeion - Megaron organized by the European Union Club of Athens

More related Materials

Download the in-depth brochure for the Kids' Guernica Exhibition at the Zappeion Megaron:
[pdf (1.5 Mb)]

Download Iman Nouri Mourad's paper "El-Hanan! Affection for Peace, Longing for Peace."
Download Takuya Kaneda's presentation "The Networking of Kids' Guernica International"

For more information visit the websites:
Kids' Guernica International

Poiein Kai Prattein

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