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A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH AND FLOATING CERAMICS

Organized by the lecturer of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University Fine Arts Faculty Department of Ceramics and Glass Dr. Ergun Arda, the "Floating Ceramics" exhibition is held in Bozcaada with the support of Turkish Ceramic Association. Ceramic works were first exhibited and floated on open sea by their artists and then exhibited in Armagrandi Hotel's exhibition hall.

Dr. Lecturer ERGUN ARDA

The “Floating Ceramics” exhibition and event is an (ecologic) artistic event about environment that exhibits itself in its' own nature and intended for the artist to protect the nature he/she lives in. It's basically grounded on exhibiting and floating the ceramic works on sea by their artists. The idea of an exhibition on sea; is inspired from a picture on Greek vases depicting Hercules traveling in a big jar and get encouragement from the "We Fired the Sea" exhibitions made under water between 2001-2004.

First made in 2017, the theme of the exhibition was designated as "The Pot of Canakkale" feeding upon the name of the province of Canakkale which takes its' name from ceramic and the exhibition was organized on open sea in Bozcaada with the participation of 19 artists. Drawing the attention of many artists, the exhibition has turned into an international group exhibition with the attendance of many artists from France, Georgia, Ukraine in 2018 and 40 artists with 40 ceramic works have had their places in the exhibition. The theme of 2019 was designated as "Bozcaada" and 38 artists have designed ceramic and glass works regarding this subject. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the exhibition could not be made in 2020. And in 2021, with the uneasiness of the on-going impacts of the pandemic, the theme of the exhibition is designated as "A Matter of Life and Death" and 16 artists have participated the exhibition. Works have been exhibited and floated on open sea by their artists and then exhibited in Armagrandi Hotel's exhibition hall.


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