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Dr Johann Pillai

The Lost Turkish Pavilion of Expo 58

January 8, 2013
14.30–15.30
Seating is limited. Registration is required. lecture@turkishculture.org

Turkish Cultural Foundation – Istanbul, Cumhuriyet Cad. Cumhuriyet Apt. No: 17/1, Taksim, Istanbul


In 1958 one of the most significant works of modern Turkish art and architecture disappeared – Turkey’s visionary Turkish pavilion designed for Expo ’58, the Brussels World’s Fair by the architects Utarit İzgi, Muhlis Türkmen, Hamdi Şensoy and İlhan Türegün. The pavilion brought together major figures in Turkish art, such as Bedrim Rahmi, İlhan Koman, Sabri Berkel, Fureya Koral, and Zeki Faik İzer. Pillai, director of Sidestreets Educational and Cultural Initiatives, an independent Cyprus cultural organisation, describes the discovery in Northern Cyprus of some of the most visually striking parts of Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu’s mosaic and his project to understand the architectural, artistic, and socio-political context of the lost work.


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