Josephine Powell

Städtische Galerie Traunstein
Ludwigstraße 12
83278 Traunstein
Tel.: 0861 / 16 43 19

Press release

ARTS-Akzente: Nomaden in Anatolien and türkisch-osmanische Keramik
Two exhibitions in the Kunstraum Klosterkirche and the Städtische Galerie Traunstein

This year, the Kulturfördervereinigung ARTS is inviting to two exhibitions of the series ARTS-Akzente in the Kunstraum Klosterkirche and the Städtische Galerie in Traunstein. From September 18th , the ethnological show "Zelte, Kelims und Kamele - Nomaden in Anatolien" and the cultural-historical exhibition "Ein Blick in den Paradiesgarten - türkisch-osmanische Keramik" will be on show in these neighbouring showrooms.

The exhibition "Zelte, Kelims und Kamele" in the Kunstraum Klosterkirche focusses on the world of the nomads in Anatolia. In addition to three original tents many objects for everyday use giving us an idea of the nomadic life will be shown. The kelims and the brocaded textiles were to embellish the nomadic life, often hard and meagre. The exhibits were put together from twelve private collections in five countries. Fotos and several video-tapes give some additional ideas of this culture, grown through the centuries but now disappearing. It is a request of this exhibition designed by Harald Böhmer to open a world mostly unknown to us, to point out the important cultural performance and, by doing so, help us to understand and accept our fellow citizens from Anatolia.

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The exhibiton of turkish-osmanic pottery in the Städtische Galerie "Ein Blick in den Paradiesgarten" is no less impressive. Since the end of the 15th century, under the Ottoman empire, pottery of fascinating beauty was made, first of all, for religious and courtly use. Pottery decoration was part of the splendid decoration of mosques, palaces, mausoleums and schools. The exhibition shows a large number of these unique tiles, dishes, jugs and bowls.The floral ornaments, the naturalistic compositions of blossoms and plants and the charming motifs of flowers in brilliant colours are metaphorical references to the "Gardens of Paradise". In the exhibition, precious examples from the 16th to the 18th century made in Iznik and Kütahya are on show. The objects are on loan by museums in Germany and by private collectors.

The exhibitions in the Kunstraum Klosterkirche and in the Städtische Galerie are open from September 18th to 1st November, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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