Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Contemporary Art, Ancient Place

Sight-seeing in Sultanahmet, went into the Cistern, a Roman aqueduct that supplied the water for Byzantium (which became Constantinople, and then Istanbul). It’s held up by pilfered Doric and Ionic columns, and two Medusa heads.
This contemporary video projected hands into the water underneath a stretched screen. I don’t know if it’s part of the Biennial, but it certainly added to this lovely treat of a museum.
Threads by Lara Mezzapelle and Giacomo Deriu. 09/09/09


ms. v. said...

that's one of my favorite places in Istanbul... so hard to photograph well, though! you got a nice one.

seems like you're having a great trip... jealous.

kloeamongtheturks said...

Yeah, it was a great trip. Nice to visit some of those really touristy sites again. Almost no Americans there, mostly Spanish.
Hope you get to return, too!

sultanahmet said...

A great city
A great destination
A great trip
thanks for sharing