ISTANBUL-Hürriyet Daily News
In almost all of his works, Acar employs the symbols that call to mind the era of the Ottomans. This time, he is presenting art lovers with brand-new work in his exhibition, entitled “Three Istanbuls.”
The artist has created a broad spectrum of beautiful pieces that stretch from the Islamic arts to the portraits of the sultans and from the gods of Anatolia to the palaces of the Ottomans. He hasn’t stopped at making his fame heard abroad and has played an important role in the promotion of Turkish culture.
Acar’s works have been exhibited in many museums from France to Japan and are to be found in various collections. He has had two previous shows at the Çırağan Palace – “Eclectic” and “Icons of the East.”
“Three Istanbuls” stands for East Rome, the Ottoman era, the Republic and contains messages for the future for 2023, the centenary of modern Turkey’s founding.
“Cities are like living organisms, the concepts that give them existence are their past,” Acar said.
The exhibition, which contains 50 works, can be seen 24 hours a day on the entrance floor of the palace until Jan. 4.
This year, the guest speakers that will attend the Çırağan discussions, which are organized at every exhibition, will feature Abdullah Uçman and Sema Uğurcan on Dec. 7.
The event begins at 7 p.m. and will focus on Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, an artist closely linked with Istanbul.
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