Northwestern city to host Salvador Dali
EDİRNE - Anadolu Agency
The exhibition titled ‘Zodiac’ will display 25 of Salvador Dali’s original works.Edirne’s Ekmekçizade Caravanserai is hosting a Salvador Dali exhibition titled “Zodiac,” starting from Oct. 23. Speaking during the press conference, Edirne Mayor Hamdi Sedefçi said Edirne was going to great lengths in the development of its arts and cultural scene. “We will be displaying 25 of Salvador Dali’s original works [throughout the exhibition]. This will be the largest and the most important art exhibition that Edirne has seen in recent years,” he said, adding that they were very proud to have been able to make this happen.
Sedefçi said that the Kırkpınar wrestling competition had been inscribed on the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, a reflection of its value to humanity.
“Our city labored to achieve such ends and I think we should become a world city,” he said.
He added that Turkey’s longest-running sports event, the Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling competition, was held for the 652nd time. The festival was set to start on July 5. A total of 678 oil wrestlers, called “pehlivans,” have been registered to enter the bouts in 14 different age and weight categories in the three-day tournament.
Twelfe zodiac signs
Dali’s Zodiac exhibition illustrates 12 zodiac signs. Earlier in 2011, a Dali exhibition was on display in Istanbul’s Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in cooperation with InArtis and Kült. A total of 121 pieces consisting of lithographs and watercolors from Dali’s print series “Divine Comedy,” “Traces of Surrealism” and “Dinner with Gala,” were on show during the Istanbul exhibit. “Divine Comedy” consists of 100 prints, one print for each canto of Dante’s epic poem of the same name, and “Traces of Surrealism” is made up of nine lithographic color printings made by Dali in Paris in 1971.