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Beşiktaş Municipality has been holding the Beşiktaş International Contemporary Sculpture Symposium for many years. This year’s Symposium, held on April 9 – 30, 2017 at the Ortaköy Vadi, ended last Saturday.
The coordinator of the Symposium was Özlem Alıcı and the curator was Kemal Tufan.
10 sculptors – 4 from Turkey and 6 from abroad – took part in the Beşiktaş International Contemporary Sculpture Symposium this year. The sculptors came together at the Ortaköy Vadi with the purpose of giving Beşiktaş permanent works of art. Contributing a lot to the contemporary identity of the city, the marble sculptures made by the Artists will be left to the future generations as crucial cultural and artistic heritage, which will survive thousands of years. The works of art modeled throughout the Symposium will be situated in the parks and squares in Beşiktaş.
The closing ceremony of the Beşiktaş International Contemporary Sculpture Symposium was held at the Ortaköy Vadi with the participation of the Beşiktaş Mayor Atty. Murat Hazinedar, as well. Giving a speech at the ceremony, Mayor Hazinedar said, "We have brought together distinguished Turkish and international sculptors as part of this Symposium we have organized. I would like to extend endless thanks to dear sculptures, who have given Beşiktaş precious works of art as a result of their great efforts”. Mayor presented thank you certificates to the sculptors, who completed their works with great skills and intensive pace.
List of Artists attending the Beşiktaş International Contemporary Sculpture Symposium:
Aldo Shiroma Uza (Peru), Bahadır Çolak (Turkey), David Bucio (Mexico), Ebru Akıncı (Turkey), Nazlı Tabanlı (Turkey), Remigio Davila (Spain), Sandra Lopez (Colombia), Simona De Lorenzo (Italy), Tamas Baraz (Hungary), Tuğrul Selçuk (Turkey)