The final destination of the Turkey Culture Road Festivals in Antalya is attracting attention with its exhibitions. The ‘Gate of Eternity’ NFT exhibition, which was displayed at the New York Metropolitan Museum last week, has found its place at the Side Ancient City as part of the Antalya Culture Road Festival, while the exhibition ‘Konar Göçer,’ which takes a surrealistic approach to shepherding, is on display at the newly opened Antalya Necropolis Museum. The Uzak Yakın Vol 2 Antalya exhibition brings art lovers together with the works of 30 different contemporary artists.
The NFT exhibition ‘Gate of Eternity,’ prepared by collaging ceramic examples produced in different places and periods of the world by Hakan Yılmaz and Seyd Ahmet, is now on display at the Side Ancient Theater as part of the Antalya Culture Road Festival, following its showcase in New York. This artwork by two artists was displayed at the New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art (the MET) as part of the 100th Anniversary of the Republic celebrations last week. The NFT exhibition titled ‘Gate of Eternity/Sonsuzluk Kapıları,’ born from the collage of unique ceramic motifs from different places and periods around the world, intertwines motifs in a continuous cycle, revealing the gates of eternity. For this collection, artists Hakan Yılmaz and Seyd Ahmet obtained photographs of unique ceramic motifs chronologically from the state museum, and animated them in 4K. These works, collaged with various algorithms, showcase the timelessness of traditional arts in the virtual world and are preserved on the blockchain.
Surrealist Shepherd Painter at Necropolis Museum
On the first day of the Antalya Culture Road Festival, the Antalya Necropolis Museum, inaugurated by the Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, features the exhibition ‘Konar Göçer’ by Sinan Demir, known as the ‘Shepherd Painter,’ who approaches shepherding with a surrealistic perspective. The ‘Konar Göçer’ exhibition, which narrates Sinan Demir’s time with his herd, awaits enthusiasts from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM throughout the festival.
A Selection of Artworks by 30 Artists
The contemporary art digital platform Kolekta’s ‘Uzak Yakın Exhibitions’ project, as a new art platform extending beyond Istanbul to enhance the accessibility and interaction of artists producing in the field of contemporary art, meets art enthusiasts within the Antalya Culture Road Festival. The second edition of ‘Uzak Yakın Vol.2 Antalya’ will host art enthusiasts at the Belmondo House in Antalya’s Kaleiçi until November 20. ‘Uzak/Yakın’ is interested in creating shared and new horizons where life and art intersect, acknowledging that, like in life, there is not only one direction in art. ‘Uzak Yakın Vol.2 Antalya’ features the works of 30 artists from different disciplines, from painting to photography, sculpture to digital art.
Refik Anadol: A Must-See on the Turkey Culture Road
Refik Anadol’s ‘Rönesans Rüyaları,’ a digital data sculpture, which has garnered significant attention since the first day of the festivals and recently received the Presidential Culture and Art Grand Prize in the digital art category, will be available to art enthusiasts at the Suna & İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum in Antalya.
In addition to exhibitions and concerts, the Antalya Culture Road Festival includes theater, discussions, gastronomy shows, stage performances, workshops, and children’s activities. Detailed information can be found at “https://antalya.kulturyolufestivalleri.com.”