11 March 2021: Exhibition Melekleri Öldürmeyin / Don’t Kill the Angels organised by Mersin University was attacked by unknown individuals, and 93 art pieces have gone missing, reported Susma24.
The exhibition was organised on 8 March, International Women’s Day, in honour of the women victims of violence. It contained the works of 104 artists from around the world. Out of the 104 artworks, 93 were lost.
According to Kultur Servisi, the organiser and curator of the exhibition, Prof. Dr Nurseren Tor highlighted that they would file a criminal complaint regarding the attack.
The exhibition was organised as an open-air event on Hastane Street with printed photographs of the artworks displayed.
The vandalism of the exhibition has been denounced online. In their Facebook statement, President of Mersin Bar Association, Bilgin Yeşilboğaz called for “perpetrators to be brought to justice” and for “respect for art, artists, and women”.