A factory of tears

By Cornucopia | September 29, 2019

In a recent BBC radio programme, Istanbul's Factory of Tears, Isabel Finkel examines the story of Arabesk, kitsch, melancholy, popular, sad. Strongly recommended.
Posted in Music and Performing Arts, Talks and Lectures

Casting an expert eye on the Yedikule bostans

Archaeobotany workshop with Dr Chantel White

By Victoria Khroundina | August 17, 2013


Cornucopia’s editor John Scott gave his keen observations of last Wednesday’s archaeobotany workshop at Yedikule bostans (gardens) with Dr Chantel White in yesterday’s blog. Today I will take you through Chantel’s own observations. The area of the Yedikule gardens marked on a map of Istanbul A bit of background: the...
Posted in Culinary Arts, History, News, Talks and Lectures

Workshop on Mediterranean urbanism

By Cornucopia TR | 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 TR | 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 TR | 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 TR | 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...
Posted in Contemporary Art, Talks and Lectures

Turkish art and culture lecture series in the United States

By Cornucopia TR | 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...
Posted in Islamic Art, Talks and Lectures

“The Relationship between Contemporary Art and Culture and Islam” - talk at the Kunsthalle Wien

By Cornucopia TR | 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...
Posted in Contemporary Art, Talks and Lectures

‘Vorsicht Glas!” finissage, Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin

By Cornucopia TR | 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...
Posted in Islamic Art, Talks and Lectures

...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.
Posted in Islamic Art, Talks and Lectures
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