Poésie et Identité, Énigmes et paroles

Poetry and Identity, Riddles and Words?

« Who are we? Do we want to be Europeans? Or do we come from Asia? Are we Muslims? What does it mean to be Turkish? I cannot accept a homogeneous identity imposed on a society on the basis of a single source. I am against all forms of fundamentalism. (...) I prefer what comes from different sources. And, as in my books, I defend the idea that these can co-exist without conflict. »

Orhan Pamuk

 


 

 

 

Reading: “Words of Turkey through the centuries”
MC Beyer Europalia Autrique

As part of the late-evening openings of Brussels museums, Marie-Claire Beyer will present, in an original form of voice directing in the warm setting of the library of the Maison Autrique, a reading of Turkish poets from yesteryear to a more contemporary period: Jalâl ad-Dîn Rumi and Yunus Emré, the soufis of yore, Nazim Hikmet or Orhan Pamuk for the better known contemporaries. Her voice directing will be accompanied by a sound track of voices mixed with music from Turkey, a pleasant event where visitors will be asked to look at the cibachrome prints of the photographer from Schaerbeek, Claire Eykerman, a friend of the actress Marie-Claire Beyer.

This interpretation, “Words from Turkey through the centuries,” is above all a progression in a few literary moments of this immense country under Ottoman domination for centuries.

The actress and reciter preparing this tempting programme is none other than Marie-Claire Beyer who, as a child already, loved words and enjoyed poems, although she did not yet know what they were. She would discover later that words conceal essential things that are left unsaid, and in order to explore them, she opted for a career where she would utter them: a biography and fine events naturally turned to reading...

An authentic approach which has for many years brought her to put texts to voice, direct shows at the Brussels Poetry Noondays, at the International Poetry Biennial in Liège, and at times in tours abroad (France, Spain, Romania, New Zealand, etc.). She has created and presented for several years the programme Poems for everyday life for the RTBF (French-speaking Belgian Broadcasting Corporation). To expand the contact with the text to the visual world, she has organised exhibitions of poem posters, and has hosted meetings with writers from various places for years.

Together with other lovers of words, she founded the Théâtre des chemins [Theatre of paths] and the non-profit association des Mots pour dire [Words to say it]..., so as to disseminate literature much more widely, explore without respite the most diverse avenues of literature in French and in translation for other cultures.

The reading “Words from Turkey through the centuries” is bound to enchant visitors who come to discover this millennial culture. The photographs of Claire Eykerman will beckon to a promenade for the eye to accompany the words.

 

Exhibition: “Poetry and Identity, Nevzat Çopur’s Riddles”

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Come and admire the works of Nevzat Çopur which attest to his penchant for meditative moods and his heady quest for identity: silent silhouettes, textured signs: a fine demonstration of contemporary art, Turkish style.

Born in the early 1960s in Eskisehir, Turkey, he studied at the Brussels Royal Academy of Fine Arts where he obtained the city’s Prize for Excellence in 1990.

And who would be in a better position to describe the impressions, emotions and questions that Nevzat Çopur’s paintings provoke, than his friend and art historian Muteba Luntumbue?

“The treatment to which Nevzat Çopur subjects his pictorial elements works on several registers. First, the material, essentially paper, but more often, canvas, which is subjected to all sorts of assaults, the traces of which are not always directly visible but are unveiled in intimate distance.

There is the vision of distance which defines a space, the vision of up close which reveals the stressed volumes and angles, carried out by deliberate and audacious simplicity.

As to the medium, it varies little in essence. He does not hesitate to use liquids, splashes, transparencies to project infinite spaces between light and shadows.

The painter’s gestures bring into play a precise repertoire of actions: scratches, scrapings, textures. Lines in pencil, pastel, paint, arranged with delicacy, attest to the taste of Nevzat Çopur for misty and meditative moods.

Whereas Nevzat Çopur’s painting has, for a number of years, brought to mind the enthusiasm of an adolescent who discovers the exhilaration of vagrancy and turbulence of adventure, his new series of works plunges us into a heady quest for identity.

We encounter silent silhouettes, enigmatic figures surrounded by hybrid signs, floating objects or fragments resembling meteorites projected in the plane of the painting.

(...) If painting is a tool for self-exploration, it engages in and beckons a dynamic and open relationship to others.”

Come and admire the works of Nevzat Çopur which attest to his penchant for meditative moods and his heady quest for identity: silent silhouettes, textured signs: a fine demonstration of contemporary art, Turkish style.

Born in the early 1960s in Eskisehir, Turkey, he studied at the Brussels Royal Academy of Fine Arts where he obtained the city’s Prize for Excellence in 1990.

And who would be in a better position to describe the impressions, emotions and questions that Nevzat Çopur’s paintings provoke, than his friend and art historian Muteba Luntumbue?

“The treatment to which Nevzat Çopur subjects his pictorial elements works on several registers. First, the material, essentially paper, but more often, canvas, which is subjected to all sorts of assaults, the traces of which are not always directly visible but are unveiled in intimate distance.

There is the vision of distance which defines a space, the vision of up close which reveals the stressed volumes and angles, carried out by deliberate and audacious simplicity.

As to the medium, it varies little in essence. He does not hesitate to use liquids, splashes, transparencies to project infinite spaces between light and shadows.

The painter’s gestures bring into play a precise repertoire of actions: scratches, scrapings, textures. Lines in pencil, pastel, paint, arranged with delicacy, attest to the taste of Nevzat Çopur for misty and meditative moods.

Whereas Nevzat Çopur’s painting has, for a number of years, brought to mind the enthusiasm of an adolescent who discovers the exhilaration of vagrancy and turbulence of adventure, his new series of works plunges us into a heady quest for identity.

We encounter silent silhouettes, enigmatic figures surrounded by hybrid signs, floating objects or fragments resembling meteorites projected in the plane of the painting.

(...) If painting is a tool for self-exploration, it engages in and beckons a dynamic and open relationship to others.”

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Date : 2015-11-15
End date : 2015-11-20
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Poésie et Identité, Énigmes et paroles

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