Yunus Emre Institute in cooperation with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ankara is organising a photography exhibition featuring personal collections of the grandchildren of Aşık Veysel, and a concert entitled “Veysel”.
In the exhibition, curated by Aşık Veysel’s grandchildren Nazender Süzer Gökçe and Gürsel Gökçe, the photographs from Ara Güler, Fikret Otyam, Ergun Çağatay, İsa Çelik, Mustafa Türkyılmaz, Ozan Sağdıç and other famous photographers as well as the photographs from the archives of Anadolu Agency will be on display at the foyer of the Presidential Symphony Orchestra.
In the concert “Veysel,” in which Uğur Işık acted as the art director and Cengiz Özkan, Gül Yazıcı, Ferruh Avni Yarkın, Mustafa Doğan Dikmen, and Umut Sel performed the songs composed by Aşık Veysel. To tell what Aşık Veysel feels and to feel like him; sincere like Veysel, natural like Veysel and a simple understanding like Veysel is waiting for art lovers in a concert where the words are blended with music.
A small community composed of leading art institutions in Turkey will take the audience to a colorful tour in the dark world of Veysel. During the concert, Marion Erdmann, the wife of Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ankara Martin Erdmann, will recite Aşık Veysel’s poems with the artists.
The exhibition and the concert are free of charge.
Date: 4 Kasım 2019
Venue: Cumhurbaşkanlığı Senfoni Orkestrası, Doğanbey 38 Talatpaşa Bulvarı, 06050, Altındağ, Ankara