The exhibition titled “A Hungarian Prince in Istanbul: Contemporary Encounters with Ferenc Rakoczi II” is being held at Taksim Sanat Gallery on Oct. 14-20 in collaboration with the Hungarian Cultural Center. The exhibition, which was beforehand displayed in a number of international locations, provides a fantastic number of art work in its Istanbul version.
The Hungarian authorities declared 2019 the Rakoczi Memorial Year, to mark the 315th anniversary of his election because the prince of Transylvania, situated in right now’s Romania. After his unsuccessful battle for Hungarian
freedom towards the Austrian military, Rakoczi II took refuge in the Ottoman Empire, spending the remainder of his life in exile in Tekirdağ, right now in northwestern Turkey. Passing away in the Ottoman lands, the Hungarian prince was buried in the chapel of the Saint Benoit French High School in Istanbul. The prince laid the foundations of the fashionable Hungarian nation, and the exhibition focuses on the theme of the prince’s devotion to his homeland.
Spotlighting Prince Rakoczi, the “A Hungarian Prince in Istanbul” exhibition options items aiming to recreate the motto “Cum Deo Pro Patria et Libertate” (“For the Homeland and Freedom with God’s Help”), which Rakoczi drew energy from whereas carrying the flag of the Battle for Freedom, with up to date approaches and messages, avoiding easy abstraction and futile illustration.
As a part of the exhibition, the Istanbul Hungarian Culture Center has additionally launched a challenge geared toward introducing the Hungarian prince, a symbolic determine of the historic rapprochement between the Turkish and Hungarian nations, with up to date approaches. The heart additionally shot an animated movie that mixes Turkish shadow play Karagöz and the Hungarian animation custom. The movie may be watched as a part of the exhibition.