Arkas Art Center, which currently hosts the artwork of Pablo Picasso, the most important figure of twentieth century, in terms of art, with “Picasso: The Art of Spectacle” titled exhibition, and Izmir University of Economics (IUE) collaborate for art with a series of “Picasso ile Kübik Bakmak” (Going Cubic with Picasso) seminars and open different doors for art enthusiasts.
Series of “Picasso ile Kübik Bakmak” (Going Cubic with Picasso) events will be held on 25 October - 5 December by the collaboration of Izmir University of Economics Creative Economy Research Center (IUE KREA) and Arkas Art Center. Guest speakers, who are experts in their fields, will be attending the 5 seminars and 2 workshops to be held as part of the program which aims to help participants improve their creativity by examining the artworks of Pablo Picasso, the world famous Spanish painter and sculptor. All seminars, which will be hosted by the French Cultural Center, will be free of charge and welcome all interested parties.
The first event of the program will take place on Friday, October 25. There will be two seminars held that day. Prof. Alexander Van Eck from IUE Department of Fashion and Textile Design will deliver a seminar titled, “Picasso’s Playfulness”, and Sevay İpek Aydın, Director of IUE Creative Economy Research Center, will be delivering “Gerçeklik Sonrası Çağda Kübik Bakmak” (Going Cubic in the Age of Post Reality) titled seminar. Both seminars will begin at 18.30. On November 21, Asst. Prof. Bengü Aydın Dikmen from IUE Department of Political Science and International Relations will deliver a seminar titled, “Kübizmin Türkiye Yolculuğu”(Journey of Cubism in Turkey), and Asst. Prof. Burak Erdeniz from IUE Department of Psychology will deliver a seminar on “Estetik Algı ve Beyin” (Aesthetic Perception and Brain). Seminars will end on December 5 with Asst. Prof. Erdeniz’s “Yapay Zekada Derin Öğrenme ve Sanat” (Deep Learning and Art in Artificial Intelligence) titled seminar. Also in December, the design studies based on mirroring technique of students of IUE Department of Fashion and Textile Design under the moderation of Asst. Prof. Ebru Corsini will meet with the audience. Different flavors prepared by the students of IUE Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts based on the idea of “Picasso Aşçı Olsa” (What if Picasso was a Chef) will be presented to the audience. Izmir University of Economics, which brought Campus Izmir, first model of university-city integration in Turkey, into action, and Arkas Art Center came together for an exemplary collaboration.
“A NEW BEGINNING FOR IZMIR”
Sevay İpek Aydın, Director of IUE Creative Economy Research Center, gave information about the program and said: “The art of painting holds a very important place among the international creative industries concept. By approaching Picasso, esteemed guest of the art of painting in Izmir, from different perspectives, we aimed to generalize the contributions of creativity on the cultural economics of our city. Our collaboration took form with Arkas Art Center Director, Müjde Unustası and the contributions of İsmail Ertürk, consultant to the Rectorate. This collaboration between the University and Arkas Art Center is a very good example of university-industry collaboration in the area of creative economy. IUE Creative Economy Research Center makes sure to bring all kinds of economic value, bearing design and creativity, into view. We will be looking at Picasso from different perspectives, in terms of political science, design, psychology, communication, and informatics until the month of December. We believe, all these events will mark a new beginning for Izmir. We will continue with such organizations in the days to come.”
83 PIECES ON DISPLAY
Arkas Art Center is hosting the artworks of Pablo Picasso, the most important figure of twentieth century, between the dates of 18 September 2019 - 5 January 2020. The Arkas Art Center is representing Turkey with “Picasso: The Art of Spectacle” exhibition in the exhibition series held as part of the Picasso-Méditerranée project. 83 pieces of art are being exhibited from the Kontaxopoulos-Prokopchuk Collection in Paris Picasso Museum, Foundation Julio Gonzalez, Opera Garnier, and Brussels.
A COLOURFUL PICASSO
Exhibition Director Müjde Unustası said, “As the Arkas Art Center representing Turkey in this project, which focuses on Picasso’s life and places that motivate him, we set up this exhibition around his passion for art of spectacle that penetrates into his whole life. Thanks to this set up, we get to meet a very colorful Picasso with his versatile personality. Having this exhibition in Izmir is a great opportunity. The collaboration we made with Izmir University of Economics will allow more art enthusiasts to understand, and interpret Picasso and cubism.”