Bountiful Empire & Magnificent Spice Bazaar

Bountiful Empire & Magnificent Spice Bazaar

 Turkey’s worldwide cultural institute, Yunus Emre Institute, presents a talk on the history of Ottoman cuisine and a fascinating photography exhibition on March 8th, 2019.

The talk of this event is based on Priscilla Mary Işın’s book “Bountiful Empire: A History of Ottoman Cuisine”, which examines the culinary culture of the Ottoman Empire as it changed and evolved over many centuries.

Accompanying the talk, a photography exhibition entitled “Magnificent Spice Bazaar” will explore one of the most mystical and emblematic places of Turkish culinary culture, and represent the diversity of the Ottoman Empire along with the heritage of the Spice Bazaar.

This collective exhibition, in which 19 photographers from Turkey with Turkish, Armenian, Greek and Jewish backgrounds will present their work, will also honour the memory of the internationally renowned late photographer Ara Güler, who had documented Turkey and the world for almost 70 years.  Ara Güler was one of the best photographers in the world and his valuable archive will be accessible thanks to Doğuş Group.

Mr Izzet Keribar, who was awarded the 2018 Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Award in the field of arts/photography, and Mr Ersin Alok, a prominent photographer and filmmaker who founded the Photography Institute of Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul are also among the photographers contributing to the exhibition.

This multicultural event, praising the rich diversity of Turkish culture, is curated by artist Mrs Terry Katalan and organized by Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London in collaboration with the Turkish Embassy in London, Turkish Airlines and Ara Güler Museum. As the artists bring the Magnificent Spice Bazaar from Istanbul to London, the diverse cultural bonds between the two metropolises will no doubt be strengthened.

This exhibition will run from 8 to 22 March 2019 and can be visited admission-free at Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London.


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