Çukurova Book Fair to bring art next year

Çukurova Book Fair to bring art next year

ADANA - Doğan News Agency
Çukurova Book Fair to bring art next year

The 5th Çukurova Book Fair was organized between Jan 10 and 15. Publishers and authors came together with hundreds of book lovers during the five-day fair. DHA photo

The Çukurova Book Fair, whose fifth edition ended yesterday in the southern province of Adana, will become the “Çukurova Book and Art Fair” starting next year, according to an art consultant for Adana Metropolitan Municipality.

“This year we took an important step to bring together book and art. This is the same in many countries; works of art are given place in art fairs. Actually, we were planning to realize it this year but there were legal procedures. Next year, the name and concept of the fair will change. The organizer of the fair, TUYAP, has the same idea. There will be books on one hand and works of art on the other,” Haluk Uygur said.

Uygur said this year the fair hosted the stands of the Adana Thought and Art Platform, Altınşehir Adana Magazine, the Mehmet Baltcı Photography Museum, the City Library and Newspaper Archive, the Yeşiloba Martyrs Museum, the Adana Cinema Museum, the Girls High School and Memorial Museum and the Karacaoğlan Museum Library.

He said photography, cartoon and calligraphy exhibitions were held at stands along with Karagöz Shadow Theater plays.

Uygur said art could not get the attention it deserved in Turkey and added that they were working to change this situation.

Fifty cultural events organized in fair

This year’s edition was organized at the TÜYAP International Congress and Fair Center and welcomed thousands of readers. At a stand belonging to the Doğan Kitap Publishing House, authors Mustafa Mutlu, Nazlı Eray, Nermin Bezmen and others met readers and signed their books.

During the fifth Çukurova Book Fair, 50 cultural events, including panel discussions, exhibitions,
poetry readings and film screenings were organized.