Curator

N. Nermin SÖZEL


"...and I will give you Bisanthe as a dwelling-place, which is the fairest of all my possessions on the seaboard."

“Anabasis” by Xenophon, Book VII, Chapter II

The 4th International Bisanthe Stone Sculpture Symposium


“The 4nd International Bisanthe Stone Sculpture Symposium” will be held by the collaboration of The Suleymanpasha Municipality and Curator Nermin Sözel in 2018. The aim of the symposium is to bring quality, contemporary and original work of arts to Süleymanpasha city, Tekirdag, and to contribute to the city's transformation to an open-air museum.

The theme of the symposium is designated as “Grape and Human Throughout History”. Abstract figurative sculptures will be made according to the theme.

The Symposium Calendar

Symposium application deadline: 01.05.2018
The announcement of results by e-mail to the applicants: 15.05.2018
Deadline for the artists sending their preferred date of travel: 05.06.2018
Arrival of artists, and transfer to accomodation: 31.08.2018
Opening ceremony. The beginning of the symposium: 01.09.2018
Payment of the copyright sums and transportation fees: 26.09.2018
Closing ceremony. The delivery of the certificates of participation: 27.09.2018
Mounting, installation days: 28-29.09.2018
Departure day: 30.09.2018

2018 Specifications - 2018 Application Form

About the Symposium

It is aimed to create an atmosphere of friendship and cooperation for the artists from all over the world and to realize an event worthy of the historical identity of the city bringing back the historical missions of Tekirdag and carry its accumulations forward and for future generations. Accordingly, in the symposium to be realized with the cooperation of Suleymanpashaa Municipality, Tekirdag and the symposium curator N. Nermin SOZEL, artists from national and international platforms come together and aim to bring contemporary artworks to the city, and to transform the city into a contemporary arts museum, and thus contribute to the acquisition of the artistic and cultural value that Tekirdag deserves. The Bisanthe International Stone Sculpture Symposium is already a member of ISSA ( International Sculpture Symposium Alliance)

Müzik teması ile düzenlenen 3. Sempozyumda Çin’den Jinxi Xu ve Lan Zhi Feng, Arjantin’den Laura Marcos, İsrail’den Tanya Preminger, Gürcistan’dan Valeri Jikia, Beyaz Rusya’dan Viktar Kopach, Tayvan’dan Wang Biao ve Türkiye’den Evrim Çamoğlu’nun yanı sıra, 2. Sempozyum'a katılan Kosta Rikalı sanatçı Ulises Jimenez konuk sanatçı olarak sempozyumda yer adı.

Barış teması ile düzenlenen 2. Uluslararası Bisanthe Heykel Sempozyumunda Romanya’dan Ciprian Hopirtean, Çin’den Gao Meng, Portekiz’den Jeamel Carvahal, Yunanistan’dan Odysseas Tosounidis, Kosta Rika’dan Ulises Jimenez, Bulgaristan’dan Velislav Minekov, Ukrayna’dan Lyudmyla Mysko, ve Türkiye’den ise Songül Telek ile Nermin Sözel, Süleymanpaşa’ya yeni eserler bıraktı.

Tekirdağ Tarihi teması ile düzenlenen 1. Uluslararası Bisanthe Heykel Sempozyumunda Türkiye’den Nermin Sözer, Derya Baran ve İsmail Şimşek, Yunanistan’dan Antonis Myrodias, İspanya’dan Gemma Dominguez Guerra, Ukrayna’dan Lyudmyla Mysko, Almanya’dan Jo Kley ve Belçika’dan Sylvian Patte Süleymanpaşa Belediyesi için taşı sanata çevirdi.