In Pursuit of Manuscripts
Artist Workshop: Murat Palta
08 February 2020 / 14.00 - 16.00
We are entering the visual world of Ottoman manuscripts with a guided tour! Themed after the Memories of Humankind: Stories from the Ottoman Manuscripts exhibition, the workshop is designed to produce figures based on Acaibu'l-Mahlukat, one of the exhibited manuscripts. From different figures, we will choose one and reproduce it, while addressing not only the production of miniatures but also the principles of collectivity in manuscripts.
8 February Saturday, 14:00-16:00
Related Exhibition: Memories of Humankind: Stories from the Ottoman Manuscripts
Place: İstanbul Research Institute, 2nd floor
Number of participants: 10 participants
Duration: 2 hours
Participation fee per workshop: 100 TL
Participation fee per workshop for students: 70 TL (Students are kindly asked to present their student ID cards)
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About Murat Palta
After graduating from the Graphic Design Department at Dumlupınar University in 2012, he worked for several advertisement agencies in Istanbul. In 2013, he participated in a Miniature and Illumination Art workshop in Tlemcen, Algeria. He attended a number of international art festivals including Nour Festival of Arts (London) and Cinephiliac: Art Transcending Technology & Motion (Philedelphia). Palta’s first solo exhibition was in 2014, “Murat Palta: Cult Hollywood movies as Ottoman miniatures” (Bagnacavallo Municipal Museum, Bagnacavallo, Italy), followed by three shows at x-ist: “Depictions of White Screen” in 2015, “Gods, Monsters and Men” in 2018, and “All Work and No Play” in 2019.
In 2015, Murat showcased his works at a solo exhibition titled "Incarnated by Words" at Savina Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia). He exhibited at Art Dubai 2016 and Contemporary Istanbul 14, 15, 16, 19. His group shows include “x-tension” (Office 4200, Bursa, 2015), “Variations on an Andalusian Dog” (x-ist, 2015), "Kitsch ou pas kitsch" at ICI (Institut des Cultures d'Islam, Paris, France), and Past meets Present (Anna Laudel, 2017).