An art exhibition that opened on the 25 February in Istanbul will commemorates the victims of the khojaly massacre of 1992 via paintings by five Azerbaijani artists.
Titled “Gözü Yaşlı Hocalım” (My Khojaly of Sorrow), the exhibition went on display Thursday to Saturday (25 February to 1 March) at the Beşiktaş-based Palace Collections Museum.
Paintings depicting the massacre and its aftermath by artists Niyaz Najafov, Emin Asgarov, Ramal Kazimov, Anar Huseynzade and Reza Hazare are featured in the exhibition, put together by Yarat, a Baku-based not-for-profit contemporary art space.
The exhibition is part of a series of cultural events hosted in İstanbul and several other Turkish cities throughout the last week of February to raise awareness of the massacre, the most infamous event in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Over 600 Azerbaijani civilians from the village of Khojaly were killed by Armenian forces in the massacre, which took place on Feb. 25-26, 1992.