In March, CreativeMornings Istanbul will take place physically at ATÖLYE. At this month’s event, we are hosting Artist/Designer Fırat Neziroğlu with the theme of “folklore”. At the event, Fırat will talk about how the theme resonates with his personal and professional journey.
09:00-09:30: Welcoming and Breakfast
10:00-10.30: Q&A and Networking
*This event will be held in Turkish.
About the Speaker:
Fırat Neziroglu presents his weaving works, his traditional weaving drawing technique through a special and specific interpretation which he developed with a modern approach. In his works, he reflects his aspects of real life stories he has witnessed through his daily life. He does not only use colors, tones and forms but also various traditional Anatolian weaving techniques and local fibers. In addition to characteristic weaving drawing technique, he produces felt sculptures benefiting from his textile technique information. In order to reach perfection in sculpture, apart from rigid and heavy feeling of marble, he shapes his sculptures like a second skin with wool material. His menswear collection that comes from Anatolian wisdom, can be found in many countries around the world.
March’s Theme is Folklore.
The universe is vast and full of mysteries. Humankind spin stories to answer these mysteries without answers. As these stories are passed down and among a people, they become folklore. Who placed the stars up there? When a pot breaks, who might have been the unseen culprit? How do we celebrate the successes we can’t take credit for? Folklore exercises our mythic imagination, our way of seeing beyond the tangible to make sense of the enigmatic and the unfathomable.
A song about the origin of the world, a pot of simmering stew that draws the community to the table, a knot of ribbon in your hand. All of these moments and rituals bind us to our ancestors, our past to our future. Our collective and ancient wisdom is contained in folklore, we must simply look there.
Our Guatemala City chapter chose this month’s exploration of Folklore and Sara Ortega illustrated the theme.