“The Güzel Sanatlar Akademisi of Küçükçekmece Municipality hosted the exhibition called ‘Journey to the Self’, which consists of 40 works by 40 artists.
In addition to the Director of Culture and Social Affairs of Küçükçekmece Municipality, Güney Özkılınç, many art enthusiasts attended the exhibition opening. The exhibition, which includes 40 works created by 40 artists studying at the Güzel Sanatlar Akademisi in the fields of miniature, ebru, ceramic, painting, and delicate paper cutting, will welcome visitors at the Güzel Sanatlar Akademisi until May 15th.
Güney Özkılınç: We aim to leave permanent works
In his speech at the exhibition opening, Güney Özkılınç, the Director of Culture and Social Affairs, said, “Theatres, concerts, and our theatre school continue in our cultural centers. As our exhibition’s name suggests, we are on a corporate journey. Our intention is not only to perform theatre and concerts, but also to leave permanent works in Küçükçekmece. Qualified artists emerge from these centers. Whether it is our individual journey or our corporate journey, this journey should not end and should continue for a lifetime.”
Pelin Çolak: We receive detailed training at the GSA
Pelin Çolak, who is studying ceramics at the Güzel Sanatlar Akademisi, said, “I was accepted into the academy through a talent exam. Here, we receive a much more detailed education than university education with the practices we do. My work consists of four parts, and these parts are similar to each other. Two parts were made in a classical style, and the other two parts were made in a modernized style. Our theme was the modernization of classical ceramics.”
Nida Özbenim: I modernized my works beyond tradition
Nida Özbenim, who has five works in the exhibition, said, “I made works that move from classical to modern. My first work was the modernization of the monster motif that was processed in the classical style in the 15th century by taking it out of the frame. In my other work, a tree motif that was also processed in the classical style in the 15th century was turned into a three-dimensional work by adding butterflies to it. I tried to modernize my works beyond tradition. I would like to thank everyone who supported us with these trainings, especially Küçükçekmece Mayor Kemal Çebi.”
Source: (BYZHA) Beyaz Haber Ajansı