Classic Turkish cinema in illustrations
ISTANBULThe TÜRVAK Cinema-Theater Museum in Istanbul is currently hosting its “100 Years of Turkish Cinema Through 100 Illustrations” exhibition.
Organized within the framework of the 51st International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival and curated by cinema, music and arts magazine Bant Mag, the exhibition presents a collection of art works by 20 young illustrators in reference to the list of 100 classic Turkish films including “Vurun Kahpeye” (Strike The Whore, 1949), “Yalnızlar Rıhtımı” (The Quay of the Lonely Ones, 1959), “Sevmek Zamanı” (Time To Love, 1965), “Sürü” (The Herd, 1978), “Karılar Koğuşu” (Women’s Ward, 1989), “Eşkıya” (The Bandit, 1996), “Bal” (Honey, 2009) and “Kış Uykusu” (Winter Sleep, 2014). The selection was determined according to the results of a survey conducted among academics and cinematographers in Turkey by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Produced with both contemporary and traditional techniques, the illustrations add an interdisciplinary dimension and a visual richness to the entire exhibition.
The illustrators who interpreted portraits, film stills and posters with their own artistic language are Gökhan Akbaba, Saydan Akşit, Aykut Aydoğdu, Ezgi Beyazıt, Ethem Onur Bilgiç, Furkan ‘Nuka’ Birgün, Vardal Caniş, Can Çetinkaya, Berkay Dağlar, Burak Dak, Sedat Girgin, Sadi Güran, Mark Hale, Murat Patla, Naz Tansel, Asuman Tanyaş, Duygu Topçu, Mert Tügen, Ada Tuncer and Mehmet Uluşahin.
“100 Years of Turkish Cinema Through 100 Illustrations” exhibition will be open until March 15 at the TÜRVAK Museum Exhibition Hall in Istanbul’s central Beyoğlu district.