Turkish pavilion at Venice Biennale hosts city's New Year's concert

ZEYNEP ESRA İSTANBULLU
ISTANBUL
Published 14.12.2016 00:57
Updated 14.12.2016 00:58
Turkish pavilion at Venice Biennale hosts city's New Year's concert

The visuals that will accompany Venice's New Year's Concert, which is broadcast live on Italy's state television RaI 1 every year, will be shot inside the Turkish Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at Venice Biennale. It will be the first time that this exhibition at the Venice Biennale will be used for such an event. The Turkish one has been the only chosen pavilion besides the main exhibition area.

Some 18 dancers from Scala Theatre Ballet will perform in Arsenale, which is one of the main areas of the Venice Biennale. The performance will be broadcast live during the New Year's Concert in Venice on RAI 1 on Jan. 1, 2017 Sunday.

Choreographed by Gianluca Schiavoni, the special dance group chose to use the Pavilion of Turkey in addition to the main exhibition that is curated by Alejandro Aravena.

Dance scenes shot at the main exhibition area of the Venice Biennale and in the Pavilion of Turkey will be broadcast live during the concert, which will be performed by The Chorus And Orchestra Of The Theatre La Fenice conducted by Fabio Luisi.

Coordinated by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), the Pavilion of Turkey will also host a project titled "Darzana" this year. Emphasizing the common cultural and architectural heritage between Venice and Istanbul, which are both shipyard cities, the project is curated by Feride Çiçekoğlu, Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu and Ertuğ Uçar.

Darzana was prepared by a project team that includes Hüner Aldemir, Caner Bilgin, Hande Ciğerli, Gökçen Erkılıç, Nazlı Tümerdem and Yiğit Yalgın with the curatorial cooperation of Cemal Emden and Namık Erkal.

The boat "Baştarda," at 30 meters long and weighing almost 4 tons, is exhibited at the pavilion of Turkey. It consists of timber forms and 500 different objects that are left to decay such as furniture, signboards and scrap ships, including a 7-kilometer-long steel cable.

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