10TH MACSABAL SYMPOSIUM, WITH THE EXCITEMENT OF THE FIRST DAY…

Organized the 10th by Hacettepe University Fine Arts Faculty Ceramics Department, the International Macsabal Wood Firing Symposium has been held with the excitement of the first day despite the pandemic and in keeping with rules to prevent infection.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. MUTLU BAŞKAYA


The International Macsabal Wood Firing Symposium has been held the tenth time by Hacettepe University Fine Arts Faculty Ceramics Department between 23rd November – 2nd December 2021, despite the pandemic but in keeping with the pandemic conditions. Organized with the host of Hacettepe University, contributions of Korean Culture Center, Ankara Metropolitan Municipality and Refsan company, under the leadership of Korean master artist Kim Yong Moon and coordinatorship of Mutlu Baskaya, the symposium was bearing the excitement of the first day it began.

Attended by 40 artists from Korea, Turkey, Spain, Singapore, Peru, Ukraine, Germany, India, Australia, Thailand, Lebanon, Israel, Argentina, the online exhibition was brought into life with the placement by H.U. FAF Ceramics Department student Mustafa Anıl Diktepe. Alberto Bustos, Alvin Tan Teck Heng, Ariane Coissieux, Aylin Alkan, Candan Dizdar Terwiel, Caner Yedikardes, Catalina Vial, Deniz Onur Erman, Emre Feyzoglu, Fatma Batukan Belge, Huseyin Ozcelik, İlhan Marasali, Ivan Fizer, Imre Deniz Isiktas, Jutta Winckler, Kaan Canduran, Kim Yong Moon, Lee Sul Hee, Madhur Sen, Mutlu Baskaya, Neville A. Salha, Dvorak Galik-Olesia, Odul Isitman, Ozgur Yildiz, Park Young Hee, Paola Bertl, Pim Sudhikam, Reinhard Keitel, Sally Walk, Samar Mogharbel, Sayumporn Kasornsuwan, Sevinc Koseoglu Ulubatli, Shamai Sam Gibsh, Shin Dong Suk, Sonia Cespedes Rossel, Tetiana Zebelina, Veysel Ozel, Vilma Villaverde, Vinod Daroz and Yuriy Musatov have attended this exhibition.


Within the context of symposium events, along with the international online exhibition, International Macsabal Silk Road Exhibition has also been held in GaleriM Art Gallery in Ankara between 25th November – 25th December 2020. The works in this exhibition was consisted of the works of artists who have come to H.U. FAF Ceramics Department for Macsabal Symposium and of artist who were invited to the symposium this year. And the artists who attended this exhibition were Arina Ailincai (Romania), Aylin Alkan (Turkey), Candan Dizdar Terwiel (Turkey), Caner Yedikardes (Turkey), Deniz Onur Erman (Turkey), Emre Feyzoglu (Turkey), Hosik Bank (Korea), Huseyin Ozcelik (Turkey), Ilhan Marasali (Turkey), Imre Deniz Isıktas (Turkey), Ivan Fizer (Ukraine), Kaan Canduran (Turkey), Kim Yong Moon (Ankara), Mariann Ban (Hungary), Mutlu Baskaya (Turkey), Odul Isitman (Turkey), Ozgur Yildiz (Turkey), Park Soon Kwan (Korea), Sara Ben Attia (Tunisia), Sevinc Koseoglu (Turkey), Silvia Haber (Hungary), Simcha Even-Chen (Israel), Sungho Lee (Korea), Tetiana Zabelina (Ukraine), Veysel Ozel (Turkey) and Yuriy Musatov (Ukraine).

Within the context of symposium events, along with the international online exhibition, International Macsabal Silk Road Exhibition has also been held in GaleriM Art Gallery in Ankara between 25th November – 25th December 2020. The works in this exhibition was consisted of the works of artists who have come to H.U. FAF Ceramics Department for Macsabal Symposium and of artist who were invited to the symposium this year. And the artists who attended this exhibition were Arina Ailincai (Romania), Aylin Alkan (Turkey), Candan Dizdar Terwiel (Turkey), Caner Yedikardes (Turkey), Deniz Onur Erman (Turkey), Emre Feyzoglu (Turkey), Hosik Bank (Korea), Huseyin Ozcelik (Turkey), Ilhan Marasali (Turkey), Imre Deniz Isıktas (Turkey), Ivan Fizer (Ukraine), Kaan Canduran (Turkey), Kim Yong Moon (Ankara), Mariann Ban (Hungary), Mutlu Baskaya (Turkey), Odul Isitman (Turkey), Ozgur Yildiz (Turkey), Park Soon Kwan (Korea), Sara Ben Attia (Tunisia), Sevinc Koseoglu (Turkey), Silvia Haber (Hungary), Simcha Even-Chen (Israel), Sungho Lee (Korea), Tetiana Zabelina (Ukraine), Veysel Ozel (Turkey) and Yuriy Musatov (Ukraine)


Wall panels which have been produced by artists in the symposiums for ten years, were placed on the walls in the stairways of Fine Arts Faculty and the works the artists brought with them, were granted to university’s art collection for the purpose of enriching it further. In this year’s symposium, 40x40 cm five panels produced by each artist with inspiration from the animal figures in Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, will be mounted on various locations of the city in Ankara, in collaboration with Metropolitan Municipality.


Started by Korean Master Artist Kim Yong Moon 24 years ago in Korea, later in China and ten years ago in Turkey, the Macsabal Symposium has become a model for many artists and organizations in the world and in Turkey. Since 2011, the beginning of the symposium, with the hope that world famous artists’ ceramic sculptures to have their places in the streets of Ankara one day, we would like to have the support of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality.


We would like to thank to the artists invited and attended from our country and all around the world and sincerely contributed with the works they brought and to Hacettepe University Rectorate and Deanship, Korean Culture Center in Ankara and Ankara Metropolitan Municipality that collaborated in introducing and bringing the works together with art lovers, for being with us and their supports. We would also like to thank H.U. FAF Ceramic Department students, research associates and teachers.