Water. as tears of love site specific art installation by angelo bucarelli - istanbul, september 2013
ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF CULTURE IN ISTANBUL presents in collaboration with ITA Italian Turkish Association under the patronage of a site-specific art installation in Istanbul by ANGELO BUCARELLI“WATER. LIKE TEARS OF LOVE” freely inspired by Tursun Bey, Ottoman historian and poet of Fifteenth century.Küçük Mustafa Paşa Hamami, Mustanik Sokak. Cibali. Fatih. Istanbul 15 September - 14 October 2013. Preview 14 September 2013 DURING THE 13TH ISTANBUL BIENNIAL IN THE PROGRAM OF
Water is the existence and the essence of Istanbul. From the water and through it, it was born. It gave the power, lost and then regained.Through the water Istanbul fed on other civilizations repaying them with its intelligence and beauties. In its lack of water within the walls, it found genius and development. As thought the water seeps and springs, escapes and disappears. It gives growth and death. Like the tears of love it joins together and separates. Angelo Bucarelli
BRIEF SUMMARYEvent art site-specific installation by Angelo BucarelliOrganization Italian Institute of Culture in Istanbul, ITA Italian Turkish Association, Milan IstanbulTitle "Water. Like tears of love". Freely inspired by Tursun Bey, Ottoman historian and poet of Fifteenth century.Where Istanbul, Fatih, Küçük Mustafa Paşa hamam (the oldest hamam from the Ottoman age in Istanbul 1477)When September 15 - October 14 2013 , preview September 2013Patronage the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Ministry of Regional Affairs, Tourism and Sport, the Embassy of Italy in Turkey, the Embassy of Turkish Republic in Italy, the Municipality of Istanbul, the Municipality of FatihDuring 13th Istanbul Biennial (September 14 - November 23 2013) 110.000 visitors. Meating, Italian ExcellencesWhy in a moment of important international attention such the Biennial to enrich the cultural and creative dialogue between Italy and Turkey. To give value to Italian art, culture and style. To give value to Istanbuls areas and urban sites and to the local artisans. To increase public awareness about water and that of its scarcity combined with its relevant social and environmental aspects.Visibility very high. Granted by two international press offices and the articulated high quality eventTarget art lovers, opinion and business leaders, collectorsCollateral events preview, lectures
WATER. AS TEARS OF LOVE Küçük Mustafa Paşa HamamiThe mens rooms The Hamam The rain of glass words, the installation
THE SITE-SPECIC ART INSTALLATIONWith the aim to enrich the dialogue between the different historical and cultural identities of Italy and Turkey, the ItalianInstitute of Culture in Istanbul will include a site-specific installation of contemporary art in its year 2013 program.The Italian Institute of Culture in Istanbul has invited Angelo Bucarelli, a well-known Roman artist whose work unites meaningand aesthetics, to produce this project. The artist, through his work will investigate the soul and identities of the location andits surroundings. Using great sensibility and intense communication modes Bucarelli manages to create visually powerfulsculptures that tell stories of places, personal histories and collective memories.Angelo Bucarelli, fascinated by historical and evocative values, has chosen to place his installation in the ruins of the oldesthamam of Istanbul, Küçük Mustafa Paşa, in Cibali, Fatih, on the southern shore of the Golden Horn.In this work Bucarelli refines the expositive methodology through which he investigates the identity of the cities and territoriesof the cultures he encounters, by isolating the word and its visual associations. For his Istanbul installation, Bucarelli exploresthe theme of water as the foundation of the identity of Constantinople-Byzantium-Istanbul. The chosen title for his work echoesa verse by Tursun Bey, historian and poet of the fifteenth century and author of Conquest of Constantinople.The installation values (and, in turn, is valued by) Turkish local artisans and its tradition with crafts in iron, fabric, glass,embroidery supplemented by photography and technology. The works’ vivacious colors and the eloquent silence will create anintimate, yet spectacular, counterpoint to the ancient walls and spicy scents of eastern markets.The installation is supported by Turkish and Italian Institutions. It will be documented by an illustrated catalogue withinstitutional and critics texts. "Water. Like tears of love" will open with an important event, enriched by an exclusive cultural weekend program tailored to fitthe needs of the participating guests. This selected group of people includes representatives of institutions, culture, industry,as well as opinion leaders from Istanbul and all over the world. The opening will be followed by a dinner in the streets of Cibali.
WHY SUPPORT "WATER. LIKE TEARS OF LOVE" “…the main event of the Italian cultural program in Istanbul for 2013 is “Water. As Tears of Love”…” Gianpaolo Scarante, Italian Ambassador in Turkey during the presentation of “Orizzonti Italiani” to the Turkish press Istanbul, Palazzo di Venezia - February 10, 2013ART AND BUSINESSIstanbul has grown to be a European ‘capital’ of great interest with a vibrant and dynamic economy, and a growing attentiontowards contemporary art and its ability to bring new energy to the territory.TRADITION AND CONTEMPORARYThe site-specific art installation that sensibly balances traditional and contemporary ideals, stands out for its extensive visibility, ahigh support by local and Italian institutions, with great attention of both the Turkish and international entrepreneurial, intellectualand cultural societies.REDISCOVERING ISTANBULCibali, Fatih, and Balat are neighborhoods of the ancient Istanbul within the byzantine walls, situated on the southern shores of theGolden Horn. Today these areas remain full of authenticity, although they are subject to great rediscovery and interest.NOT JUST AN INSTALLATIONThe Installation will open with an important event, enriched by an exclusive cultural weekend program tailored to fit the needs of theparticipating guests. This selected group of people includes representatives of institutions, culture, industry, as well as opinionleaders from Istanbul and all over the world.HISTORICAL LOCATIONS ABLE TO SPEAKCibali, Fatih, e Balat are historical zones of Istanbul within the byzantine walls, situated in Golden Horn, they are rich withauthenticity and, today, they are part of restoration projects by the Public AdministrationA DISTINGUISHED ARTISTAngelo Bucarelli is a well-known installation artist whose work unites meaning and aesthetics. With great sensibility andcommunication skill he manages to create visually powerful sculptures that tell stories of places, personal histories and collectivememories.
THE LOCATION Küçük Mustafa Paşa Hamami The dome of the main room The Hamam is the red pointKüçük Mustafa Paşa Hamami, a magnificent complex abandoned since the nineties, was built in 1477 under the domain ofFatih Sultan Mehmet, 24 years after the conquer of Byzantium by the Ottomans, it is the Istanbul most antic hamam and thelargest hamam dome. The district of Cibali,part of Fatih, is the oldest part of Istanbul between the Sultanhamet (tourismhistorical district) and the byzantine walls just a few steps from the southern cost of the Golden Horn. Cibali, Fatih, e Balat areneighborhoods full of authenticity, subjects of rediscovery and restoration and revitalization projects.
ANGELO BUCARELLIEclectic and versatile, Angelo Bucarelli joined the roman artistic world of the early Seventies dividing his time betweenphotography, sculpture, conceptual art and cinema working, among other things, assisting Claude Lelouche and Federico Fellini.In 1978 he had his first solo exhibition in Rome at Carola Barbato’s Art Gallery Pan. Afterwards, he experimented with other waysof artistic expression, such as graphics, realization of numerous publications, including art catalogues and illustrated books. Themost famous being the inflatable plastic book, Libidine.In 1981 Bucarelli moved to New York where he became part of the cultural environment and worked next to important artists suchas Richard Poussete Dart, Arman, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Beverly Peppers and Larry Rivers. He was also the art director of ArtforumInternational, the art magazine of New York, as well as curator of many projects and exhibitions.Based back in Rome, yet extensively traveling around the world, Bucarelli spends his time working as an artist, as well as curatingexhibitions and organizing cultural events.Within his artistic activity, since 2000, he focuses on conceptual sculpture, investigating the values of language, communicationand identity, by isolating the word and its visual associations. Using materials such as iron, bronze, copper and aluminum,supplemented by photography, Bucarelli creates tridimensional works that inquire about identity and the evocative strength ofwords. For his exhibitions/installations he chooses places filled with soul and meaning in order to create an intense dialogue that,witness of experience, serves as a foundation for the evolution of the future.Angelo Bucarelli says about his work: “The word and its code (written language) are the base of knowledge and understanding. Itis for this matter that in my work the word has become as important, as knowledge itself is vital for the understanding of its codes.Each word encloses memory, emotion, experience, imagination, hope and other values that themselves relate to the values thatform our identity and the way in which we confront and accept them.Through my work I want to create a space where culturalpaths meet imagination. Knowledge or ignorance. Immediacy or reflection. Conflict or Tolerance."
LATEST EXHIBITIONSIn 2007 he exhibited at Mart in Rovereto, My Own Gallery in Milan and at the Gallery “La Conchiglia” of Capri. In 2009 he has beenon exhibition at the 53rd Venice Biennale with “Unconditional Love”; he was invited to the 4th Biennial of Art of Baku inAzerbaijan. In 2010 he exhibited with his own solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Anticoli Corrado (Rome). In 2011 heexhibited for the Province of Trieste on the Bunker of Duino Castle “Trieste, scontrosa grazia” (the exhibition was awarded of aMedal from the President of the Italian Republic); he participated to the “Biennial of Humor” in Tolentino (Marche); he was includedin “Cities of New York” at Montemartini Museum in Rome; solo exhibition “Pieve a Colori” at the Civic and Diocesan Museum ofSanta Maria de’ Servi in Città della Pieve; in Berlin he presented “Berlin Icons”, a 2012 calendar. In 2012 he exposes "East vsWest" at the Fair for Cultural Heritage Art & Tourism; individual "Rosa, rosae" at Città della Pieve; he participates at "+50" Museumof Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto, in occasion of Spoleto Festival; he participates at "La Retina Lucente", Civic Gallery ofContemporary Art of Termoli. He exhibits in 2013 at Biblioteca Angelica in Rome, in Urban Memories NY. Some of Bucarellis recent installations 2011. Bunker of Castle of Duino Trieste. 2011, Santa Maria de Servi. Città della Pieve, Perugia. www.angelobucarelli.com
COLOPHONArtist Angelo BucarelliPromoters Italian Institute of Culture In Istanbul, Mrs Maria Luisa Scolari ITA Italian Turkish Association, Milan IstanbulExecutive Organization Pinar Akalin in collaboration with Fausto CapurroOrganization in Italy Maddalena Santeroni Studio Angelo Bucarelli, RomeLogistic organization VipEvent e ArtTravel IstanbulPress office and communication Euro Forum International Rome, Studio Angelo Bucarelli Rome with Cosima Bucarelli Berlin, Fausto Capurro Istanbul Ankara
CONTACTITALIAN INSTITUTE OF CULTURE IN ISTANBUL Maria Luisa Scolari firstname.lastname@example.org 0090 212 2939848 Pinar Akalin email@example.com +905415000718 Fausto Capurro firstname.lastname@example.org +905373387911 Angelo Bucarelli email@example.com +39 348 7069077