EAST MEETS WEST
FASHION PROJECT MEET ViiP
DESIGN BY 88 BUTTERFLIES
When: Friday May 13th | 17:00 - 20:00 
Where: Galerie SLP 1.0G - BIKINI BERLIN
April 14th Charity Concert & Tea Ceremony in Benefit of Ukrainian Refuges  
Organised by Junge Taiwan Initiative, Deutsch-Taiwanische Gesellschaft e.V &
Galerie SLP at Bikini Berlin 1.OG 
After the successful Ukrainian borscht cooking action for more than 100 Ukrainian refugees in March, Junge Taiwan Initiative (JTI),  Deutch-Taiwan Gesellschaft (DTG), and HoHaiYan Artists Association will host this benefit concert to further enable two Berlin-based NGOs to provide Ukrainian refugees substantial support in their transition in settling in Germany. Although Taiwan is over 8,000 km away from Ukraine, we understand the constant struggle of keeping one's own sovereignty. Taiwan stands with Ukraine, the bravery and honor of Ukrainians in defending their right to self-determination and freedom is inspirational; we believe a sun full of hope will soon arise on Ukrainian soil again. 
= ABOUT THE PROGRAM =
11h-16h: FREE tea tasting ceremony every 30 mins
16-17h: A full-length tea tasting workshop on the beauty of Taiwanese tea ceremony will take place (one session only)
Starting from 17h30:
A musical journey across Germany, Taiwan and Ukraine. Three Taiwanese musicians will play 11 beautiful, well-known pieces from classics of G.F.Handel, Harold Arlen to Ukrainian and Taiwanese well-known folk songs. The outstanding musicians who will play for us are: Szu-Yu Chen (Singer and Flutist), Mon-Puo Lee (Cellist), Meng-Hsuan Shieh (Cellist).
Throughout the event, there will also be an exciting raffle auction with a wide range of prizes from Original Painting, Red Wine Collection, Taiwanese Whisky to Airline VIP Lounge Access Voucher and credits for mandarin learning lessons ..etc. Each concert ticket will include one raffle and you are buy more during the event, come to bring all the great prizes home and contribute to the good cause!
Classic, handmade Taiwanese pastries will be available for all audience members while you enjoy this meaningful event.  
= ABOUT THE BENEFICIARIES =
Moabit Hilft:
A translation service desk for supporting Ukrainian families in dealing with German bureaucracy. With the fund raised today, we will contribute and enable the provision of 40 hours of support per week for the next six months. 
Panda Platforma:
A safe space in Prenzlauer Berg for weekly Ukrainian refugee family gatherings every Sunday. We would like to bring fruit baskets enough for about 30-50 people per Sunday for at least 3 months.    
= ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS =
Junge Taiwan Initiative (JTI) - Part of DTG, JTI is a Germany-based youth organization that advocates closer relationships between the younger generation of Germany and Taiwan through awareness and education. All members are volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds but share a passion for defending Taiwan's democratic values. 
Deutsch-Taiwanische Gesellschaft e.V. (DTG) - Founded in 1957, DTG is the largest and oldest advocacy voice for Taiwan in German political institutions and civil society. 
Hohaiyan Artists Association - An artist association working to bring together Europe and Taiwan through music. Established in 2013, Hohaiyan has been setting up concerts that include a large variety of genres including classical, folk, experimental, jazz, etc…
Furthermore, we would also like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Galerie SLP for gracefully opening its doors for this event. 
If you are not able to join in person, we also welcome donation to Deutsch-Taiwanische Gesellschaft e.V. DE69 1007 0024 0603 2221 00 (keyword: Ukraine).
In the name of love, peace, and freedom, join us!
Junge Taiwan Initiative & Deutsch-Taiwanische Gesellschaft e.V.
Now - May 28th11:00 - 19:00
ARBOREAL IMPULSE BY PRAYER TEXTILE 
About: 
Arboreal Impulse is a textile art exhibition that explores the relationship between modern human tribes and nature.       The things that we value are constantly changing depending on the environment we find ourselves in. People become more distant from one another and individualism is valued over community unlike the vines from plants and trees that intertwine and lace together. In this collection we are creating a sense of tribal cohesion through this limited edition screen print on fabric. 
Artist Statement: 
“I believe that art is a thing of beauty that can transfer a feeling of joy when received by the viewer.” Apirom 
Apirom believes that art can be found virtually anywhere when looked for. A refreshing drink created from handpicked ingredients, if appreciated, is art because it was purposefully put together for someone’s feeling of happiness. 

Artist Bio: 
Born in 1986 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Apirom Somlit Graduated from Rajamagala University of Technology Lanna with a BA in Fine arts. A trained painter, he has been the resident artist and designer at Prayer Textile Gallery for 10 years. This collection, ‘Arboreal Impulse’, is inspired by paintings created by the late Marisa Buerkle, co-founder and creative director of Prayer Textile Gallery, without whom Apirom would not have developed a love of textiles.


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