The seminary in Heybeliada, Istanbul will open its doors for the first time in 30 years for an art exhibition, local authorities said on Friday.
Executives of the Adalar (Princes' Islands of Istanbul) Municipality said that the Heybeliada seminary would open its doors for the first time in 30 years for 20 days for an exhibition titled "Tracing Istanbul".
The event comes to life through the invaluable hospitality of the Heybeliada seminary, the Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul and the Cultural Organisation of the Municipality of Athens "Technopolis". The organization of the exhibition is implemented by the company White Fox S.A and curated by art historian Iris Kritikou.
Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew will inaugurate the exhibition on Sunday.
Also, another part of the exhibition will be opened at the Greek Consulate General in Istanbul by Consul General Vasilios Bornovas on Saturday.
With compass history, myths and legends, focusing on images, colors, smells, sounds, traces and symbols of Istanbul, the 101 participating artists highlight mythological, historical and everyday-life moments.
The works of art, which at the vast majority have been created specifically for the exhibition, cover a wide range of artistic expression created by different generations and styles. Exhibited will be 101 artistic attempts at "narration" through painting, sculpture, construction, photography, video and hagiography.
The same exhibition will be inaugurated in the Greek capital of Athens in October.
On the sidelines of the exhibition, a documentary titled "Tracing Istanbul" will be screened in Heybeliada in Greek, Turkish, English and Russian languages.
The exhibitions in Heybeliada seminary and Greek Consulate General in Istanbul will stay open till September 23.
AALast Mod: 27 Ağustos 2010, 17:42