Süleymannâme Exhibition, the first work of TDV KAGEM_Kuveyt Türk Art Galleries in partnership with Istanbul Branch of Woman Family and Youth Center (KAGEM) affiliated with Turkish Religious Affairs Foundation is held at Ankara National Library.
Opened jointly by Nadir Alpaslan, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism, İlyas Serenli, 2nd Chairman of TDV Board of Trustees and Ali Bagatir, Private Banking Group Manager at Kuveyt Türk, the exhibition can be visited till Wednesday, February 27. As part of this miniature exhibition, the works contained in Süleymannâme, known as “our first picto-history” have been reinterpreted remaining loyal to their originals.
Kuveyt Türk continues to implement social responsibility projects in an effort for the preservation, development and survival of all values of Türkiye with the motto ‘we grow with our values’. As part of such efforts, “Süleymannâme Exhibition”, the first work of TDV KAGEM_Kuveyt Türk Art Galleries established in partnership of Kuveyt Türk and Istanbul Branch of Woman Family and Youth Center (KAGEM) affiliated with Turkish Religious Affairs Foundation started to to visited at National Library, Çankaya, Ankara.
Opening of the exhibition held Wednesday, 20 February 2019, has been attended by Nadir Alpaslan, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism, the officers from Kuveyt Türk and TDV KAGEM, the arstists whose works are exhibited and numerous invitees.
“We convey our tradition to next generations”
Reminding that Süleymannâme is ‘our first picto-history’, Ali Bagatir, Private Banking Group Manager at Kuveyt Türk said, “Our esteemed miniature artist Özcan Özcan and his students have reinterpreted the works contained in Süleymannâme remaining loyal to the original works. They reminded us that such works should not left in the dusty pages of history but on contrary, they must be placed just in the central point of life guiding us through our life. On this occasion, we thank him and his students. The works, the product of a great effort and labor, shall be exhibited at National Library for a week. We are awaiting all the people in Ankara”.
Original works have been reinterpreted
Süleymannâme Exhibition led by Özcan Özcan, the miniature artist and prepared by female artists consists of 50 original minuatures produced by means of extraction and painting techniques over classical murakka. In the Süleymanname describing the sultanate and daily life of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, inside and outside the place in a chronological order with miniatures, the artists reinterpreted the works remaining loyal to originals. The exhibition where a work of Özcan Özcan is exhibited hosts the works of Arzu Akbulut, Aysel Güleser Ekşi, Ayşe Nur Kapusuz, Emel Demir, Emel Sakarya, Fatoş Borbor, Fikriye Akbulut, Füsun Yılmaz, Gülgün Keser, Hamiyet Leventoğlu, İsmet Gömeç, Neslihan Bulut, Tülay İlkar and Zeynep Elçi. The exhibition will be open for visit at the National Library in Çankaya, Ankara till Wednesday, 27 February.