“Architectural Journey of Water” Exhibition

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6 May 2007

A photography exhibition titled "Architectural Journey of Water in Istanbul" was opened by the Turkish Women's Cultural Association at the Hagia Sophia Museumbetween March 15-30, 2008 in connection with World Water Day.

Described as a semi-thematic exhibition, the exhibition takes its name from the Kırkçeşme Facilities, which were built between 1554 and 1563 under the responsibility of Sinan the Architect during the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, and which took their present form with the additional structures built in later periods. With the photographs exhibited in larger sizes than usual, the aim is to introduce, draw attention to, and thus perpetuate the historical water structures, most of which continue to function today, and the traces and artifacts of 1500 years of technology and life culture from Rome to the Ottoman Empire and to the present day.
The exhibition "Architectural Journey of Water in Istanbul" was opened in 5 different venues with different space arrangements.
Istanbul, Hagia Sophia Museum - March 15-30, 2008 - TÜRKKAD Istanbul
Istanbul, Harbiye Military Museum - March 21-22, 2008 - TÜRKKAD Istanbul
Istanbul, Mimar Sinan Univ. - April 8-18, 2008 - TÜRKKAD Istanbul
Istanbul, Dokuz Eylul Univ. - June 26-27, 2008 - TÜRKKAD Istanbul, DSI
Istanbul, Halic Congress Center - March 16-22, 2009 - TURKKAD Istanbul, ISKI
Thematic Coordinator of the Exhibition: Nezih R. Aysel
Photography Artist : Mehmet Okutan
Exhibition Sponsors : Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture, Kültür A.Ş, Taşyapı Energy

Introductory Film for the Photography Exhibition "Architectural Journey of Water"