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The group art exhibition “Tracing Istanbul“, which coincides with the announcement of Istanbul as European Capital of Culture for 2010, represents a leading cultural event, taking place in Istanbul from 28 August to 23 September 2010. The exhibition will be hosted at the Sismanoglio Megaro of the Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul from 28 August to 23 September 2010, and at the Holy Theological School of Halki (Princes’ Islands), from 29 August until 20 September 2010. The exhibition will also be hosted later in Athens, at the ‘Technopolis’ of the City of Athens from October 4 to November 14 2010.

With compass history, myths and legends, focusing on images, colors, smells, sounds, traces and symbols of Istanbul, the 101 participating artists highlight mythological, historical and everyday-life moments.

The works of art, which at the vast majority have been created specifically for the exhibition, cover a wide range of artistic expression created by different generations and styles. Exhibited will be 101 artistic attempts at “narration” through painting, sculpture, construction, photography, video and hagiography. Distinct is the presence of younger artists, with works more conceptual and abstract, designed to inspire their archetypal filings of the culture of Istanbul.

The event comes to life through the invaluable hospitality of the Holy Theological School of Halki, the Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul and the Cultural Organisation of the Municipality of Athens ‘Technopolis’. The organisation of the exhibition is implemented by the company White Fox S.A and curated by art historian Iris Kritikou.

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