Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics exhibition is renewed with a thematic selection.
Discovered in Ethiopia as the “magic fruit,” and reaching the land of the Ottomans through Yemen in the 15th century, coffee soon assumed its place as a prestigious beverage in the palace and wealthy households. Over time, coffee not only generated its own rituals and ceremonies, but also played an instrumental role in the development of social life. This unique selection from the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Collection investigates the various routines, rituals, and relationships centered on coffee, as well as concepts associated with modernism, such as public space, social roles, and economics, through an examination of coffee culture and Kütahya ceramic production, which largely contributed to its development.
As the second most important center of ceramic production after İznik during the Ottoman era, Kütahya witnessed intensive ceramic production in the Phrygian, Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods, and has upheld this art form to date with traditional methods. Having reached its zenith in the 17th and 18th centuries in terms of creativity, the ensuing years witnessed a decline in variety and production rate of Kütahya tiles and ceramics. It was once again revived in the late 19th century and, standing somewhere between İznik and Çanakkale ceramics as “urban art,” became an integral part of the Ottoman art mosaic with its broad product range and continuity.
Pera Museum presents a selection from the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Collection focusing on coffee, which was at the center of drinking culture during Ottoman era...
The guided tour explores the cultural interactions between the Ottoman Empire, the Far East, and Europe, as reflected in the motifs of Kütahya ceramics. Participants have the opportunity to see two currently unexhibited artefacts.
Bringing together museology, art history, and cultural history, this interdisciplinary seminar delves into the ceramics produced in Kütahya, the most significant hub of ceramic production after Iznik during the Ottoman era. The goal of the seminar is to offer a fresh perspective on Kütahya ceramics to young researchers.
In the guided exhibition tour specially organised for World Turkish Coffee Day, coffee culture is examined through social life and Kütahya ceramic production, which largely contributed to its development. Participants have the opportunity to see artifacts that are not included in the exhibition.
Although traditionally used as a medium for functional or decorative objects, ceramic has become a medium that is increasingly used by contemporary. Here is the work of some important contemporary ceramic artists from around the world!
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