14 November 2008

13 November 2008

Armada Hosts the First Time Performance of “City of Hotels”...

“I am among lyrics and songs,
which had never been written and sung
in any language.”
Edip Cansever

If he were alive, he could have heard his own words as songs in jazz melodies like he used to love and would have been very happy.

Armada will be hosting a poetry performance titled “City of Hotels” of Hümay Güldağ and Metin Belgin on the evening of 18th of November, 2008, Tuesday. Baki Duyarlar will accompany with his piano and the jazz songs composed by himself in the performance where the dramatically edited poems named “City of Hotels” of famous Turkish poet Edip Cansever will be on stage.

“City of Hotels” of Edip Cansever turns into a visual feast in Armada where has an atmosphere gives a feeling of İstanbul in early 20th century. One of the characters in the play of these dramatical poems, “Mrs. Sara” will be played by Hümay Güldağ and Metin Belgin gives life to the characters “Maitre d’hotel” and “ex-husband of Mrs. Sara”. Baki Duyarlar (Named in memory of his father who is a big Turkish Classical Music composer, Baki Duyarlar.) comes along with the performers by playing jazz songs which were particularly composed for the poems of Edip Cansever and this performance, live with the piano. All costume designs belong to Dilara Endican...
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Edip Cansever, who is one of the pioneering poets of “The Second New” movement, constructs his poetry on comprehension of loneliness, cosmic loneliness of the individual. Each of us reach to our own inner voice whenever we read his poems.

“In City of Hotels, not only people come close and draw apart, but also objects, embedded with them, face the same treatment. With the companionship of gin glasses, Ms Sara, being acquainted with her own pains, attends to a different orchestra; “Like a female Christ crucifies herself on life or on death. Honestly, I am not sure, on life or on death? The only thing I know is that she paints the whole book with her own color, like blood leaking from those that I am not able to know.” / Edip Cansever

A Poetry Performance by Hümay Güldağ and Metin Belgin
Composer Baki Duyarlar

12 November 2008

“Modern Appearance of Anatolian Ceramics” is in Historical Peninsula...

Armada Hotel hosts an exhibition which will be shown after 15th of November, 2008 and continue for 15 days, consists of the artworks of one of the present-day Anatolian Ceramics creators Adil – Can Nursan Art Workshop.

Ceramic, which takes part in every period of Anatolian Civilizations, had been being reproduced for 25 years in Adil – Can Nursan Art Workshop with its new shape that took its inspiration from the unique specialities and thoughts owned by the civilizations. Among the artworks which will be exhibited in Armada by the founders of the workshop Adil Can and his wife Nursan, there will be glazed pots being made since year 5000 B.C., Greek ceramics with red and black figures, white clayed ceramics carrying reliefs of Roman figures, “sgrafitto” (technic of undercoat scraping) ceramics from Byzantium and Seljuks, “slip” (technic of undercoat adorning) ceramics, colorful and shiny ceramics from Seljuks and Ottomans, ceramics with blue and white figures from period of Beyliks (Pre-Ottoman Period), Çanakkale ceramics, 18th century Kütahya tiles, and the tiles which were made in İznik from 15th century to 17th century with a raw material which is found in İznik. The exhibition will take place at Armada Hotel Fountain Café and will be open for visitors until 30th of November, 2008.

Couple have curated both mixed and personal exhibitions and all the works they produced are manipulated with the same methods with ancient Anatolian civilizations’. The works of the workshop are accepted as artistic masterpieces by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and are shown among artistic souvenirs in Pera Museum. Adil Can – Nursan Art Workshop is also a member of “Anatolian Arts Club”.

Opening: November 15th, Saturday, 15:00 – 17:00

For detailed information about artists:
Semra Bayrı: semrabayri@yahoo.com
Workshop Web: http://www.adil-can.com/
Workshop e-mail: info@adil-can.com
Anatolian Arts Club: http://www.anatolian-arts.com/