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Aurora

Contemporary Nordic Glass Art

February 5 - April 20, 2014

The glass artists hailing from Northern European countries, presented us here in İstanbul with contemporary interpretations of glass, a material inherited from past cultures.

The artists, taking their influences from the glamorous nature and traditions of the North, reinterpret the forms that pass on from generation to generation, through pushing the limits of material and technology in an unorthodox way. They transformed glass into a field of contemporary art, beyond the function, form, and technical skills inherited from previous pioneers of glass-making, proved and approved since the 18th century. They opened up new discussion platforms for today’s questions while remaining true to the Nordic simplicity and grace.

The exhibition, curated by Mats Jansson, included works from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland by 25 artists who are in a continuous search, produce freely and on a wide scale, in a process that is variable, innovative, and global.


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Exhibition Catalogue

Aurora

Aurora

The glass artists hailing from Northern European countries presented us with contemporary interpretations of glass, a material inherited from past cultures, in the Aurora...

You look nice in your hair!<br/>Asa Jungnelius and Ahu Antmen

You look nice in your hair!
Asa Jungnelius and Ahu Antmen

In conjunction with the exhibition Aurora: Contemporary Nordic Glass Art, Asa Jungnelius, a remarkable name from Sweden’s young generation of artists, will be in conversation with art critic Ahu Antmen.

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Svenska!
Contemporary Swedish Cinema

This selection focuses in particular on the cinema of Sweden; the selected eight films from the past three years explore different themes and topics through impressive, fresh and vibrant storytelling. The program gives a great insight into the current state of filmmaking and creativity in Sweden.

At The Well

At The Well

Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz discovered the Orient in 1877, touring Syria, Egypt, Turkey, and the Crimea with Władysław Branicki. This experience made a profound impression on him, and he was to continuously revisit Eastern themes in his works for the rest of his life. 

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Knowledge of plants and the practice of healing are closely entwined. The toxic or hallucinogenic nature of some roots, and the dangers associated with picking them, conferred a mythical or magical character and power. 

Mersad Berber

Mersad Berber

Mersad Berber was born in Bosanski Petrovac, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, on January 1st. He was the first son of Muhammed Berber and Sadika Berber, a well-known weaver and embroiderer. A year later, the family moved to Banja Luka after the city had suffered damage from the World War II.