FIELD MEETING TAKE 6: THINKING COLLECTIONS

Burçak Bingöl (Istanbul)

 

Notes on Hatayi

Performative Talk

Synopsis: Throughout the 16th century, blue and white Chinese porcelain was traded via the Silk Road, and local artists in Asia Minor adopted the technique, allowing it to influence the evolution of the highly distinctive Ottoman Court style. Hatayi is Bingol’s visual and conceptual reflections on how artistic ideas travelled along this famous trade route. Revolving around a 16th century ceramic panel by Shah Quli located in the Topkapi Palace, the project offers an interpretation of the panel in the form of a three-meter sculptural installation and suggests ways in which the ancient medium of ceramics served as an integrating link across various regions of Eurasia, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Far East.

Burçak Bingöl is a Turkish artist who lives and works in Istanbul. Her works explore notions of belonging, cultural heritage, memory and failure by blurring the boundaries between these seemingly distinct notions. Her solo exhibitions have been shown in New York, Ankara and Istanbul, and individual works have been showcased in many international group exhibitions such as the 15th Istanbul Biennial. Bingöl’s works have also been included in many public and private collections internationally, such as in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Salsali Private Museum in Dubai and the Baksi Museum in Bayburt, Turkey.