The Turkish Week brings music, photo and ceramic art exhibitions, masterclasses, movies and gastronomy in Bucharest

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Turkish Culture Days will take place in Bucharest, between April 3rd and 7th.

 

On the occasion of the international celebration of the Turkish Culture Week, the Yunus Emre Institute organizes in Bucharest the Turkish Culture Days, a series of events aiming at strengthening the mutual interaction between the actual society and the inherited artistic and cultural patrimony. From April 3 to 7, there will be photo and Turkish ceramic exhibitions, violin and cello recitals, ceramic presentations and workshops, a gastronomic masterclass and an exhibition space open to the general public.

The Turkish Culture Week aims to annually bring to the forefront and to the international attention a site of a special historical importance, organizing exhibitions, seminars and workshops in different countries. In 2019, the focus is on the Göbeklitepe site, a Neolithic sanctuary from the South-Eastern Anatolia, the oldest known religious structure ever made by humans.

The schedule of the 2019 edition is as follows:

April 3

7.00 PM – The opening of the Turkish Culture Days in Bucharest and a violin recital performed by artist Alina Horez (Casa Diham Tineretului)

April 4

1.00 PM – Violin recital by Alina Horez and photo exhibition from the South-Eastern Anatolia region and from the Göbeklitepe site (The Bucharest National Library)

2.00 PM – The Göbeklitepe Conference (The Bucharest National Library)

7.00 PM – The Turkish ceramic called ‘Anatolian Civilizations’ and a cocktail with traditional Turkish dishes and coffee (the History Museum)

8.00 PM – Movie screening – A long story, directed by Osman Sınav (Cinema PRO)

April 5

11.00 AM – Cello masterclass with artist Uğur Isık (The National University of Music Bucharest)

12.00 AM – Turkish ceramic art presentation (University of Bucharest – the Faculty of History)

1.00 PM – Turkish ceramic workshop with Prof. Sibel Sevim, member of the IAC International Academy of Ceramics and of NCECA in USA (University of Bucharest – the Faculty of History)

3.00 PM – Turkish gastronomy masterclass (Restaurant Aperto)

6.00 PM – Seminar – The Archeological Excavations from Gobeklitepe. The guest is Celal Uludağ, archeologist, director of the Sanlıurfa Museum of Archeology, scientific coordinator of the Göbeklitepe archeological site (University of Bucharest – the Faculty of History)

Uğur Isık

April 6 – The Art Museum – Auditorium

11.00 AM – 8.00 PM

Exhibition: Food area – Turkish coffee, Turkish tea, Turkish dishes; Touristic area; Business area

Kids Corner (Turkish traditional games for children, Ebru and ceramic workshops, shadow theater)

1.00 PM – Business to Business meetings

7.00 PM – Uğur Isık concert

April 7 – The Art Museum – Auditorium

11.00 AM – 9.00 PM

Exhibition: Food area – Turkish coffee, Turkish tea, Turkish dishes; Touristic area; Business area

Kids Corner (Turkish traditional games for children, Ebru and ceramic workshops, shadow theater)

1.00 PM – Business to Business meetings

Through the Turkish Culture Days, the Yunus Emre Institute places Göbeklitepe, the oldest known historical monument, in a central position, as a symbol of the transition from the nomad life to the sedentary life. Göbeklitepe is the initial point of civilization, where the first urban settlements were located and where the first forms of bureaucracy and state of the Near East were born.Events having the main theme “Göbeklitepe: Life and Being” will also take place simultaneously in Zagreb – Croatia, Madrid – Spain, Tirana – Albania, Beirut – Libya, Belgrade – Serbia, Kiev – Ukraine, Sankt Petersburg – Russia, and Tunis – Tunisia.

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