Writing Music History

By Şule Bilgin | November 27, 2011

On November 14 the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall welcomed Ege University State Conservatory of Turkish Music for a tribute concert to celebrate the 101st anniversary of Reşat Aysu, a revolutionary Turkish composer who is only now gaining the recognition he deserves. The concert was conducted by the critically-acclaimed Halil...
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ICOC 2011

By admin | May 30, 2011

Join Cornucopia at the International Conference on Oriental Carpets Dealers Fair Stockholm 16-19 June 2011 Next month Cornucopia will be at a conference dedicated to objects at the top of many connoisseurs of Turkey's list of favourite things, carpets. The 12th International Conference on Oriental Carpets is in Stockholm this...
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Going Back Home: The Turks of Central Asia

By admin | May 19, 2011

The American Turkish Society and The American Friends of Turkey present a talk by H.E. Ambassador Robert Finn. 6-8pm Thursday, May 12, 2011 Herrick, Feinstein LLP 2 Park Avenue, 14th Floor New York, NY 10016 The lecture will examine the political, social, cultural and religious ties among countries of Central...
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Upcoming talks at the Turkish Cultural Foundation, Istanbul

By Cornucopia | March 29, 2011

The next month brings two very interesting lectures at the TCF's Istanbul headquarters near Taksim. At 14.30 on 21 April, Dr Ufuk Kocabaş will speak (in English) on the subject of "The Byzantine Shipwrecks at Yenikapı." As head of the Department of Conservation of Marine Archaeological Objects at Istanbul University...
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Art lecture at Boğaziçi University

By Cornucopia | March 29, 2011

On Thursday 17 March, Professor Partha Mitter will be giving a talk entitled "Global Modernism: Indian Artists and The Avant-Garde (1922-1947)" at Boğaziçi University. Prof. Mitter is a highly-regarded academic and the author of several books dealing with Indian art and European perceptions of it, his most famous work being...
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Nâzim Hikmet Poetry Festival

By Cornucopia | March 25, 2011

Make some space in your diaries, North American poetry-lovers. On 17 April, the third annual Nâzim Hikmet Poetry Festival will be taking place in the town of Carey, North Carolina. Originally intended as purely a tribute to the greatest of modern Turkish poets (above), it has developed over its three...
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The Stuart Cary Welch Collection: panel discussion at Sotheby’s, New York

By Cornucopia | March 17, 2011

In what promises to be a sparkling Islamic Week at the London auction houses this April, the star turn will undoubtedly come from the Stuart Cary Welch Collection. On 20 March there will be a discussion of the collection at Sotheby's New York branch, in conjunction with Asia Week New...
Posted in Islamic Art, Talks and Lectures

Research Seminars in Islamic Art, SOAS

By Cornucopia | March 4, 2011

Two intriguing talks are coming up at SOAS this month. On 10 March, Sami de Giosa will speak about the incredible late-Mamluk artistic and cultural renaissance, in a lecture entitled 'Sultan Qaytbay and the artistic revival in Cairo during the late 15th Century.' This period has long been under-researched, and...
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Workshop on Mediterranean urbanism

By Cornucopia | February 18, 2011

Something which came to our attention via the ever-informative H-Islamart website: "I am looking for a workshop co-director with whom I would like to collaborate and propose a workshop for the 13th Mediterranean Research Meeting to take place in Florence from 21-24 March 2012. My tentative title for the workshop...
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Lecture at the Swedish Research Institute

By Cornucopia | February 18, 2011

On 22 February, Professor Edhem Eldem (above) will give a talk at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, entitled "From Tughra to Coat of Arms: Redefining Ottoman State Symbolism." This will consider the changing ways in which the Ottomans sought to define themselves through visual means, whether as Islamic rulers...
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Ayşe Erkmen talk at Arter

By Cornucopia | February 10, 2011

 On 11 February, as part of the series of talks being given by artists featured in their Second Exhibition, Arter will be hosting Ayşe Erkmen. Her eye-catching piece J, K, & H (above), which fills the windows of the Beyoğlu gallery, will be the focus of the lecture. A site-specific...
Posted in Contemporary Art, Talks and Lectures

Ali Kazma at Arter

By Cornucopia | February 8, 2011

This coming Saturday, artist Ali Kazma will be giving a talk at Arter, İstiklal's largest and most visible art space. His O.K. is one of the highlights of Arter's"Second Exhibition", which will run until 27 February. The talk will cover his artistic practices, the Obstructions series and the production process...
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Turkish art and culture lecture series in the United States

By Cornucopia | February 7, 2011

Next month, Professor Dr Nurhan Atasoy will be giving  a series of lectures across the United States with the support of the Turkish Cultural Foundation. On 14 March, the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor, will be treated to a talk entitled "Ottoman Gardens." This talk will  be repeated on...
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“The Relationship between Contemporary Art and Culture and Islam” - talk at the Kunsthalle Wien

By Cornucopia | January 27, 2011

(Feridun Zaimoğlu, The Third Turkish Siege of Vienna, 2005) Here's one for any Viennese Arts Diary followers. On 28 January, the Kunsthalle Wien will be hosting a 'kulturtalk' around contemporary art and culture and Islam, featuring Turkish-born poet and visual artist Feridun Zaimoğlu alongside artist Olaf Metzel, architect Golmar Kempinger-Khatibi...
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‘Vorsicht Glas!” finissage, Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin

By Cornucopia | January 24, 2011

Due to overwhelming demand, the exhibition "Vorsicht Glas! - Fragile Art 700-2010" at the Museum für Islamische Kunst has been extended until 13 February 2011. This show, which exhibits sixty-one pieces from the Museum's glass collection alongside eight contemporary items, will end on 10 February with a talk by Turkish...
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...and some bad news

By admin | January 21, 2011

The organizers of Oya Pancaroglu's talk at SOAS on Tuesday 25 January have regretfully announced that the event has been cancelled.
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