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ARTURES, exhibition by Yüksel Arslan in LEFFEST'18

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Introduction to the exhibition ARTURES, by Yüksel Arslan, with readings of Jean Genet, "No Sentido da Noite", followed by the opening of the programme: A Desire Called Utopia (presented by the curators Alexey Artamonov, Denis Rusaev and Ines Branco López + The exhibition of the film "SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS", by Preston Sturges.

ARTURES, by Yüksel Arslan (Istambul, 1933 – Paris, 2017)

The exhibitions, first time in Portugal, is a choice of 14 artures of several series in which Arslan has worked on, such as “Influences” (1980-1984), “L’Homme” (1986-1999) and “Nouvelles Influences” (2000- 2010).
In a combination between rhythms and textures of memory and history, Arslans speech goes beyond a possible categorisation, seeing as he himself was the one that, in 1962, created the acronym "arture" (the word "art" and suffix "ure", as in peinture and sculpture).
Through a dialog with the surrealist heritage, the literature, philosophy, traditional and modern, temporal and atemporal, his works are as notes in a diary, where he registers impressions, perceptions and observations. This form of materialised contemplation refers to personal, cultural, anthropological and ethnological elements, and sustains his immersive and repetitive environment.

* The exhibition opens at 12h00, for those who will want to visit it prior to the presentation session
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