‘Cappadox’ arts festival on ancient soil of Cappadocia
ISTANBULCappadox, a progressive multi-disciplinary cultural festival that brings together a range of international and local contemporary art, music, nature and outdoor programs in the dramatic landscape of Cappadocia in the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir, will be held between May 18 and 21.
The Cappadox 2017 Contemporary Art section sets out with the theme “Ways out from the World,” through which diverse fields intersect with each other.
During the four-day festival, participants will be able to choose from music, contemporary art, gastronomy and outdoor events to create their own program.
The festival program was recently announced recently and includes the music artists Rhye, Emma Shapplin feat. Mercan Dede, Acid Pauli, Kaan Tangöze, the Peter Broderick & David Allred Duo, Ah! Kosmos, Kalben, Kuan, Büyük Ev Ablukada, Oceanvs orientalis vs. İlhan Erşahin, Dead Combo, Lars Danielsson Duo feat. Gregory Privat, Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan, Yasmine Hamdan, and Akın Sevgör.
The artists will perform on stages specially designed for Cappadox, and among the concert venues will be Bezirhane, the Perili Ozanlar Valley, Kızıl Valley, Güray Museum and Uçhisar Farm House.
The contemporary art program of Cappadox will be curated by Fulya Erdemci and Kevser Güler this year. An exhibition to be opened as part of the festival will be on display on June 11.
The festival also includes gastronomic treats, with chef Mustafa Otar inviting Cappadox attendees to leave modern cooking methods aside and set forth to the place where everything started. Through the Open Fire in Nature event, in which all ingredients are organic and the entire cooking procedure involves organic materials like ash, soil, mud, wood and rocks, Otar will take guests to the origins of taste.
Festivalgoers who want to learn how to make and control fire, the subtleties of the open fire technique, methods of processing meat, and stepping into the nature to hand-pick fresh vegetables, roots and herbs, can join the kitchen team in the early hours of the day.
Among many other events of the festival, a geology tour will introduce the most remarkable rock masses formed by the volcanic eruptions and share information about the geological factors in their formation with the attendees.
For the closing concert of the event, Ah! Kosmos will stage a performance that will appeal to senses with the visual effects used during live performances. After that, Acid Pauli will take stage and complete the night.
Tickets for Cappadox 2017 are available at Biletix.