BOZAR, Brussels 20 April 2016 LECTURE: OTTOMANS & EUROPEANS – REFLECTING ON FIVE CENTURIES OF CULTURAL RELATIONS For many centuries, Ottomans and Europeans nurtured a relationship mixing both
20 April 2016
LECTURE: OTTOMANS & EUROPEANS – REFLECTING ON FIVE CENTURIES OF CULTURAL RELATIONS
For many centuries, Ottomans and Europeans nurtured a relationship mixing both fascination and fear, inspiring a multitude of artists and stimulating a cross-cultural dialogue. But what can we remember of the Sultans’ era, and how can yesterday’s cultural relations nourish today’s artistic exchanges and cultural diplomacy? Today, EU-Turkey relations have been more focused on migratory statistics rather than on a possible common future. From that perspective, how can the arts offer answers, stimulate debate, transform the current discourse and help to better confront the collective challenges such as memory, diversity or territory?
This conference is the closing event for the European project "Ottomans & Europeans, Reflecting on Five Centuries of Cultural Relations", initiated in 2013 by BOZAR Brussels, KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM – VIENNA, THE NATIONAL MUSEUM – KRAKOW WITTE DE WITH – ROTTERDAM, CITTADELLARTE-FONDAZIONE PISTOLETTO e THE ISTANBUL FOUNDATION FOR CULTURE AND ARTS.
• 5,00-5,30 pm: Welcome coffee
• 5,30-6,00 pm: Introduction by Paul Dujardin, CEO BOZAR
• 6,00-6,20 pm: Guido Messling, Conservator Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien; the exhibition "The Sultan’s World, the Ottoman Orient in Renaissance" Art
• 6,40-7,30 pm: debate
Dr. Robert Born (University of Leipzig, Head of the Projectgroup "Osmanischer Orient und Ostmitteleuropa")
Driant Zeneli (Artist)
Moderator: Defne Ayas (Director Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam)