A video of the opening of the exposition in Leiden at the new years meeting of the Honorary Consul General of Turkey. We gave a short explenation of our work and mission. Istanbul Amsterdam MEETUP will be an ongoing event. Where we share culture by means of arts.
We are preparing now for the exposition which will be in Istanbul this year. Striving to make it a real meetup of the two countries.
Posing with the Honorairy Consul of Turkey, the Turkish ambassador of The Netherlands and the councilor of municipality of Leiden.
We are proud to announce that our works will be displayed at the expositon Istanbul meets Leiden at the Honorary Consulate-General of Turkey from the 11th of January 2019. The Consulate is located in Leiden and can be freely visited. (The consulate should be contacted for entry).
Istanbul Amsterdam MEETUP will be an ongoing event. So we will go from city to city. We have the ambition to keep an exposition in Istanbul summer next year. We are excited to announce that Sandra Veenstra, storytelling photographer of Amsterdam, will join our exhibit in Istanbul.
Sandra’s work is characterised by colourful images of daily life in Amsterdam. Her work will give the Turkish public the chance to meet the colourful people and places of Amsterdam.
See her work at:
The exhibit in Amsterdam is over and the paintings are packed and stored. Looking back on the three weeks exhibit, we can say we have received many visitors. Most of them had some kind of Turkisch-Dutch background. Either from Turkish parents, or Turkish people who just moved here. Also Dutch people came to visit who have some kind of fond connection with Turkey. It was a good time and we enjoyed the stories people told us.
The Istanbul Amsterdam MEETUP is an ongoing event. Keep following us, the collection will grow over time as we will seek to have expositions at more places in The Netherlands and Turkey. In the meantime we are back to the ezel to make more paintings.
Some more touches to Nostalgia Istanbul. Acrylic and oil on canvas. 160 x 120 cm. 2018
We have printed 2.500 flyers to distribute in galleries, libraries, cultural centres etc. There is always a lot going on in Amsterdam so we need to make some effort to get noticed.
While the date of exhibition is coming closer, Marcel’s place has been turned into a studio. Number of paintings per square meter is rising alarmingly. Don’t try it at home 😉