‘Jîn Art House’ for women opens in Izmir

The opening of ‘Jîn Art House’ for women in Izmir was held with great enthusiasm.

The opening of Jîn Art Huner (Jîn Art House) in the Basmane neighbourhood of Izmir's Konak district was held with great enthusiasm on Saturday. Jîn Art, which was opened on the anniversary of the death of artist Hozan Mizgîn (Gurbet Aydın) and dedicated to him, attracted great interest.

DEM Party MPs Burcu Gül Çubuk, Mahmut Dündar, members of the Free Women's Movement (TJA), Peace Mothers, DEM Party İzmir provincial and district organisations as well as many representatives of institutions attended the opening. The participation of women along with their daughters in local clothes added colour to the opening.

Speaking at the opening, Peace Mother Hanife Zengin wished that Jîn Art would be instrumental for peace, brotherhood and for peoples to keep their cultures alive.

The opening programme started with a moment of silence in the conference hall of Jîn Art in memory of those martyred in the struggle for culture and the arts.

Then Jîn Art director and instructor Yılmaz Erincik stated that they opened the institution on the anniversary of Hozan Mizgîn's death and said that they were happy to open it on such a day. Erincik read an article about Mizgîn's life, her struggle and the impact she had on the Kurdish people. Afterwards, a cinevision was shown about Mizgîn's impact on cultural activities and plaques were given to the employees of the institution for their efforts.

The programme ended with songs performed by musician Hogır and Koma Agirê Zerdeşt band.