So far yet so near: Contemporary Turkish arts on display

Turkish Consul General Korhan Kemik officiated the “FAR and NEAR: Contemporary Art Exhibition by Turkish Artists” at Hong Kong City Hall on 18 October. Curated by Turkish art critic İbrahim Karaoğlu, the exhibition features 40 masterpieces by Turkish artists Onay Akbaş, Habip Aydoğdu, Prof Devrim Erbil, Yalçın Gökçebağ, Nihat Kahraman, Prof Hayati Misman, Prof Hasan Pekmezci and Metin Yurdanur.

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The title of the exhibition ‘Far / Near’ emphasises the economic and cultural interactions between the two civilisations that have remained intact despite a period of migrations that saw Turkish people travelling westward to Anatolia.

The exhibition will run until 2 November.

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Alex Fok is a Harbour Times journalist monitoring Hong Kong's daily political scene and diplomatic updates. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Economics, Politics and International Studies from University of Warwick and his master's degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a former committee member of the Warwick-based Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Service Society (WHKPASS) and was the chief editor of the society's magazine - PASSTIMES.