Painters paint capitals – Ankara – Amsterdam
Four Dutch impressionists: Theo de Feyter, Maarten Welbergen, Joanna Quispel and Bram Stoof will visit Ankara in June 2012 to paint various scenes of the city. The paintings will be part of an exhibition ‘Painters painting Capitals – Ankara – Amsterdam’ which will be held in both capitals. On 15 June the exhibition will be opened in the NIHA building at the Koza Sokak in Ankara.
All painters already have experience in painting in Turkey. Last year an exhibition “Valleys, Rocks and Caves-Four Dutch artists in Cappadocia” was opened in the presence of the Dutch ambassador at the NIHA building. This exhibition showed their four distinctive styles. The ‘Painters painting Capitals’ will also show four different perspectives of Ankara and Amsterdam.
This event is a part of NIHA’s ‘thematic weeks’ concept for which NIHA has reserved its VET-premises in Ankara (office in Kahraman Kadın Sokağı) where participants of these weeks can also reside. Thematic weeks aim to create a basis for exchanging knowledge and ideas about selected themes. Participants consist of Dutch and Turkish journalists/writers, scientists, (visual) artists and other experts (depending on the theme). The objective of this interdisciplinary approach is that their cooperation will lead to interesting discussions, ideas, more knowledge about each other and hence more collaboration. Everybody who is interested in setting up a thematic week is invited to contact us.
Netherlands Institute for Higher Education
Koza Sokak, 111, 06700 G.O.P. Ankara, Turkey
Phone: +90 (312) 437 33 47
Fax: +90 (312) 437 33 42