Istanbul will welcome a landmark art event next week with the arrival of All Arts Istanbul, a four-day celebration of traditional and classical Turkish, Islamic and Ottoman arts and antiques.
Taking place at the Istanbul Congress Center, All Arts Istanbul will offer a comprehensive range of art work with approximately 140 participants. Visitors will have a chance to become involved as numerous artists and local artisan workers will be onsite during the event to demonstrate traditional artistic techniques such as calligraphy, marble painting and block printing.
The event will start April 18 and run through April 22.
The fair will feature a number of sections; the first section, Classical Turkish Arts, will offer traditional works of art including calligraphy, miniatures, gilding, kat’I (Ottoman-era paper cutting), marbling, binding and tiles. In all, the section will welcome 92 artists in 12 different categories.
The second section, antiques, will showcase painting, china, ephemera, jewelry, carpets, and numismatic objects. In the third section, participants including Galeri Selvin, Galeri Baraz and Galeri Artist, will display modern and contemporary art.
Another section of the fair will be dedicated to exhibiting renowned collectors including the Öner Kocabeyoğlu/PAPKO Collection (Modern Turkish Art and Sculpture Collection), Remzi Gür (Collection of Sultans’ Edicts) and Yusuf İyilik (Classical Turkish Art Selection). The event will also include a conference series which will include talks by prominent Turkish art historians and Ottoman and traditional art experts, including Professor Uğur Derman, Professor Gül İrepoğlu, and Professor Husamettin Koçan, as well as many other academics, experts and intellectuals. The talks will focus on topics such as “An Overview of Applied Classic and Original Calligraphy,” “Ottomans in World Fairs and their Effects on Orientalism,” “Female Calligraphers throughout History” and “Divan Literature.”
More info at http://www.allartsistanbul.com/