The Hat Works Exhibition, which has been ongoing for nine years to strengthen the common ground of Islamic civilizations through artistic activities and to reach out to those who are passionate about Islamic arts, has been hosted in Uzbekistan, adorned with the riches of Islamic civilizations, from the Heartland of Affection. The exhibition, which will bring together calligraphy enthusiasts in Uzbekistan, is waiting for participants at the Tashkent Art Gallery from September 12 to 23.
The Hat Works Exhibition Carries the Traces of Islamic Civilization to the Streets of the Heartland of Affection
Organized by the Albayrak Group and transcending the borders of Turkey, the Hat Works Exhibition has been hosted in the ancient part of our Heartland of Affection, Uzbekistan, in cooperation with TİKA. The works to be exhibited at the Tashkent Art Gallery from September 12 to 23 will bring together enthusiasts of calligraphy. At the same time, the exhibition, which stands out as a symbol of Islamic unity, emphasizes the richness and unity of Islamic civilization.
The opening of the exhibition, which took place on September 12, was attended by Olgan Bekar, the Turkish Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Abdullah Hanönü, the General Manager of Albayrak Media Sales and Marketing, Ali Rıza Tezcan, the TİKA Tashkent Coordinator, Shavkatjon Zokirjonovich, Advisor to the Uzbekistan Minister of Culture, Herzodxon Qudratxo’ja, Rector of Uzbekistan University of Journalism and Mass Communication, Esad Sivri, Corporate Communication Coordinator of Albayrak Group, and Erdal Nalbant, Technology Coordinator of Albayrak Group.
The exhibition, which offers the opportunity to attract the attention of art enthusiasts in Uzbekistan to the rich heritage of Islamic art with some of the most important examples of calligraphy, aims to strengthen the cultural ties between the two countries.
The Hat Works Exhibition Goes Abroad with Uzbekistan
Organized by the Albayrak Group for the past nine years and prepared with a different theme every year, the Hat Works Exhibition was held this year in Turkey with the theme of “Kelime-i Tevhid” (the Islamic declaration of the oneness of God). After meeting art enthusiasts in cities such as Istanbul, Balıkesir, Ankara, Trabzon, Erzurum, Kayseri, and Gaziantep in Turkey, the exhibition is now reaching out to the Heartland of Affection. After covering 6350 km in Turkey, the 25 different works, which will follow the traces of Islamic culture, will unite different cultures under the common denominator of the Islamic Union. The works, prepared with the theme “Ey İman Edenler” (O Believers), contain the unique interpretations of master calligraphers.
The project, which aims to preserve calligraphy and reach more people, continues to sign different collaborations every day and aims to visit the Heartland of Affection in the coming days. Abdullah Hanönü, Director of Albayrak Media Sales and Marketing, stated, “Our Hat Works Exhibition, which has been ongoing for nine years, meets with art enthusiasts in the ancient cities of our Islamic civilizations. This year, our journey with TİKA in Uzbekistan marked the starting point for us to reach more people with our art and to preserve our art adorned with the traces of Islam abroad. Our activities will continue to progress in a way that advances our steps every day. The unique works of our master calligraphers are advancing as we increase our path. We are very pleased with this situation.”
TİKA’s Activities in Nearly 170 Countries with Over 30,000 Projects
TİKA, which embarked on its journey to reach more people with the spirit of brotherhood and solidarity inherited from its long history, has left 30 years behind in its quest. Established in 1992 with the aim of establishing strong partnerships with newly established Turkic Republics and neighboring countries, TİKA, thanks to Turkey’s stable growth and increasing influence in the international arena, now operates on five continents. With its 63 offices in 61 countries, TİKA has implemented over 30,000 projects and activities in nearly 170 countries.
As a global development cooperation organization, TİKA carries out diverse projects that encompass all areas a person will benefit from throughout their life, from the moment they are born, covering not only the economic dimension of development but also the preservation, perpetuation, and enrichment of social and cultural values. Acting with the awareness that development is possible not only in economic terms but also through the preservation, perpetuation, and enrichment of social and cultural values, TİKA conducts cultural cooperation projects and activities in many countries to protect and transmit our common historical and cultural heritage to future generations.