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Roman artist Angelo Bucarelli will exhibit an installation – exploring the theme of water and what it means to the city of Istanbul – as the main event of the Italian cultural program parallel to the 13th Istanbul Biennial.
Bucarelli is an established artist in his native Italy and is known for using various materials such as iron, bronze, copper and aluminium, and integrating these with photography to create three-dimensional pieces. In his latest work, Bucarelli seeks to investigate the identities of the cities and territories he encounters. For his Istanbul installation, Bucarelli explores the theme of water as the foundation of the identity of Constantinople-Byzantium-Istanbul.
The artist has chosen the city’s oldest hamam to put up his installation. The hamam was built in the 15th century during the reign of Fatih Sultan Mehmet, the exact period when historian and poet Tursun Bey said the words ‘Water. Like Tears of Love’ which inspired the exhibition.