Exhibition of Turkish artists’ works in Mumbai from Sept 1

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016,14:59 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | An exhibition showcasing works of 10 contemporary Turkish artists and an Indian artist will open here on September 1.

The exhibition, titled Turkey at the Crossroads of the World, is being organised by the Turkish Consulate General in Mumbai, Art and Soul in Mumbai and Soyut Galery in Turkey, with the support of Turkish Airlines, Turkish Consul General Erdal Sabri Ergen said.

The exhibition will conclude on September 17.

Two of the artists will attend the opening event on September 1, including Ahmet Yesil, whose work was gifted by former Turkey President to the Queen of England during his state visit to the UK.

Ergen said this is a rare opportunity for art lovers to see the works of 10 Turkish artists in Mumbai. We are also very happy to have Indian artist Dipti Bondre’s work as part of the exhibition, he added.

Turkey, the bridge between continents, the meeting point of East and West, Asia and Europe, has witnessed many golden ages of art throughout the centuries, he said.

“Today it is once again home to an extraordinarily vibrant contemporary art scene. History stands testimony to the cultural and intellectual dialogue that has spanned over these centuries between the two ancient civilisations of Turkey and India,” he said.

The process of globalisation has resulted in cultural, social, economic and urban transformation, particularly in cities such as Istanbul and Mumbai, he said.

Artists have been constantly questioning modes of artistic production in this new environment, and this has resulted in the emergence of a new paradigm, he said.

“The exhibition brings together this new spirit of eclectic, divergent, contemporary art which has cultural roots and global wings. Whilst regaling in the similarities, it keenly celebrates differences,” he said.

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