TRACES FROM ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS IN AKM BUILDING

Bringing Anatolian civilizations history and master front men of modern art together, the third of the "Traces From Anatolian Civilizations" project will be held in Istanbul Ataturk Cultural Center between 01st - 30th 2021.

Traces From Anatolian Civilizations project has been planned in 2019 to allow for the civilizations contributing Anatolia's cultural texture, to be narrated through art and enable an interdisciplinary gathering. The main theme of the project is combining art with aesthetical influence and bringing it to audience with interpretations of different disciplines, in the context of traces of history, projections of the era and transferring them to future. Many artists of our country from painting, sculpting and ceramic areas are participating in this important project where historical heritage meets modern art.

The ceramic artists Atilla Cengiz Kilic, Aysegul Turedi Ozen, Beril Anilanmert, Bingul Basarir, Bilgehan Uzuner, Burcu Ozturk Karabey, Candan Dizdar Terwiel, Elif Aydogdu Agatekin, T. Emre Feyzoglu, Enver Guner, Hasan Sahbaz, Hikmet Serdar Mutlu, Ilhan Marasali, Kemal Uludag, Mehmet Tuzum Kizilcan, Meral Ozturk, Mustafa Tuncalp, Mutlu Baskaya, Odul Isitman, Serap Unal, Sevim Cizer, Tulin Ayta, Vedat Kacar and Zehra Cobanli who participated the exhibition held in Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara last April will also be participating the exhibition in Istanbul with their new works as Erdinc Bakla will be participating for the first time.

In addition, along with master artists, there is a new section being prepared with nearly thirty young artists in project's new exhibition to be held in Istanbul AKM. Accordingly, in order for young artists to understand and narrate Anatolia's historical importance, Kultepe Tablets included in UNESCO's Memory of the World, will take place in the exhibition with unique ways of expression of so said artists.

And in 02nd December 2021, there will be a panel organized about Anatolian civilizations and Art with participations of Prof. Dr. Suleyman Saim Tekcan, Prof. Dr. Adnan Tepecik, Prof. Dr. Fikri Kulakoglu, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mutlu Baskaya and Ankara State Art and Sculpture Museum Director Erdem Akkurt.