Istanbul 2010 Culture Capital's Exhibition on "VENICE and Istanbul during the Ottoman Period
• LOVE, by any other name" at the Sakip Sabanci Museum • 19 Nov 2009 / 28 Feb 2010
In conjunction with the State Visit to Turkey of President Giorgio Napolitano of the Republic of Italy and with the contribution of Sabanci Holding, An Exhibition on "Venice and Istanbul; Love, by any other name” will encounter art lovers at the S.Ü. Sakip Sabanci Museum (SSM).
Celebration of Istanbul’s status as 2010 Culture Capital, the Exhibition is intended to acquaint Visitors with the mutual influences and historical synergy between the two cities that extended from the 15th to the 20th century.
Along with selected works of Art from the Museums of Venice, the exhibition also includes works chosen from the collections of the TOPKAPI Palace Museum, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, Pera Museum and Yapi Kredi Vedat Nedim Tör Museum.
Works from museums in Turkey representing the shared past and deep historical, social and commercial relationships as they were experienced during the period on the Istanbul end will accompany the works that come from VENICE.
Thus the exhibition will display the panorama of close diplomatic, military, commercial and artistic relations between the 2 cities, along with their deeply intertwined reciprocal INFLUENCE
The exhibition has been curated by SSM Director Dr. Nazan Ölçer, Musei Civici Veneziani Director Prof. Giandomenico Romanelli, CaFoscari University Prof.G. Bellingeri and the Museo Correr Dr.C. Tonini.
Just as with earlier exhibitions, An Exhibition on "Venice and Istanbul during the Ottoman Period; Love, by any other name”will be accompanied by neighbor day activities, Gallery conversations, conferences.
• Sabanci University Sakip Sabanci Museum (shortly Sabanci Museum) was opened early 2002 summer and since it is located at Emirgan the museum has the easiest access.
Meanwhile the museum has a large parking lot. You can review the history of this site, known as Atli Kösk (Equestrian Villa) among Istanbulites, given as the subtitle. - Visiting hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 10 - 18 Wednesday 10 to 22. Closed on Monday. - Entrance fee is 10 TL, for teachers, students and 60+ is 3 TL.
+ info: www.muze.sabanciuniv.edu