Cumartesi Aurası: Kaarina Kaikkonen & Hüseyin Yanar “Art and Architecture”
İstanbul Mimarlık ve Şehircilik Araştırmaları Akademisi – AURA İstanbul tarafından, 2017 yılından itibaren düzenli olarak organize edilen disiplinlerarası konferans dizisi, Cumartesi Aurası; Finlandiyalı heykeltıraş, ressam Kaarina Kaikkonen ve mimar, yazar Hüseyin Yanar’ı ağırlıyor.
“Sanat ve Mimarlık: Eskiz, Yolculuk, Dostluk” başlıklı dijital konferans, 30 Nisan Cumartesi günü saat 16.00’da Zoom platformunda düzenlenecek.
Stoneline desteğiyle gerçekleşen etkinliğe katılım herkese açık ve ücretsiz olacak. Söyleşi dilinin İngilizce olduğu etkinlikte Türkçe simultane çeviri de mevcut olacak. Eventbrite üzerinden kayıt olan katılımcılara Zoom oturum linki e-posta yoluyla iletilecek.
“AURA on Saturday” series will host internationally recognized sculptor, artist Kaarina Kaikkonen and architect, writer Hüseyin Yanar on April 30.
The talk between two professionals will focus on “Art and Architecture: Sketch, Journey, Friendship”.
Sponsored by Stoneline, the conference will be held in English, and simultaneous Turkish translation will be provided. Attendance is free of charge with the registration at Eventbrite. Zoom session link will be sent to the participants via e-mail.
Kaarina Kaikkonen, (Born in Iisalmi, Finland, 1952 | Lives and works in Helsinki) internationally recognized sculptor and artist, is known for shaping urban landscapes and emphasizing community through her installations. In her works, one can find references to current themes of humanity’s place in their own time, and of basic needs that always exist regardless of environment or culture. Old clothes contain the former user’s presence, which wraps around Kaikkonen’s story and places the viewer before something new and unknown but at the same time exceedingly familiar and intimate.
The impressive installations made out of mens’ jackets and shirts are well known both in Finland and globally such as in the US, Cuba, Canada, Japan, and Great Britain. Her first installation was on display in Helsinki in 1988. In Finland, one of her most famous works is the ‘Way’ -installation, which she built on the steps of Helsinki Cathedral in 2000. Her pieces can be found in several collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki City Art Museum, and Espoo Museum of Modern Art of EMMA.
Kaikkonen studied at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts School and was awarded the National Visual Arts Prize in 1989, the Finland Prize of Art in 2001, and in 2013 the Order of the Lion of Finland awarded her Knight, First Class. Kaikkonen has also received international awards such as Public Prize in Den Haag Sculptuur in the Netherlands in 2004 and Honorable Mention at the Cairo 11th Biennale in Egypt in 2009. Kaarina Kaikkonen was state Artist Professor 2012-2021…
For more see: www.kaarinakaikkonen.fi
Hüseyin Yanar is an architect & academic, an author, a devoted learner and mentor who graduated with high honours from the State Academy of Fine Arts, also known as MSGSÜ. Yanar finalized his Ph.D. on the ‘Volumetry of Rhythm in Architecture’ and thought at the same institution for many years. His journey at Oxford Brookes University started with his MPhil course on ‘Rhythmic Patterns & Settlements’ where he spent five years of his life directing also architectural design studios and giving some lectures. Later, followed his Finland experience where he joined to University of Aalto, Tampere, and Helsinki Fine Arts Academy mentoring many Arts and Architecture students. In 2013-14, he was invited to Busan Dong Eui University in South Korea, where he became an Associate Professor. After Korea, he has been teaching and coordinating experimental design studios of Urban Planning Group at the Faculty of Built Environment, Tampere University, Finland.
Hüseyin Yanar has numerous awards, jury memberships, talks, exhibitions, articles, and some constructed projects. He has also a studio named Orpheus North Architects. The first volume of his book, ‘Portraits’ which has an introductory from Juhani Pallasmaa, was published in 2011 in Finland and got one of the prizes of “Most Beautiful Finnish Books 2011” attracted a lot of interest in the region. His second volume of this series is also ready to be published soon. Yanar loves sketching, writing, mentoring, learning, and nature. He has lived in four different countries and learned from four different cultures, and was always captivated by the charms of Architecture and Art of which he followed. He lives and works in Helsinki.
AURA on Saturdays [Cumartesi Aurası]
AURA on Saturdays is an interdisciplinary conference series within the certification program of the Istanbul Architecture and Urbanism Research Academy – AURA Istanbul. It aims to create an environment of discussion, gathering and exploration in architecture, urbanism, art, technology, literature and philosophy.
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