Thursday, June 2, 2011

New York


Bu sehri cok seviyoruz. Sakin bir arka bahcede , eski resimlerdeki gibi yuksek agaclerin altinda oturup cekinmesizce dolasan sincaplari seyretmek ne guzel. Ustelik Brooklyn'de, sehrin tam icindeyken. Galiba Istanbul'da yitirdigimiz cok sey burada korunmus.

Dun bir cagdas Japon sanati sergisine gittim, gordugume degdi , cok duzeyli bir sergiydi. Tabii TR. daki sanat lsleriyle karsilastirinca huzunleniyor insan. Yolda , BM binasinin oralarda bir meydanda Borders/ Sinirlar diye bir heykel enstelasyonu butun alan boyunca yerlestirilmis demir ve aluminyumdan dokme insan figurlerinden ibaretti ki parkin ziyaretcileriyle beraber guzel goruntuler olusturuyordu. Bunun Halis'le ne ilgisi var derseniz; adim gibi biliyorum gorunce cok heyecanlanir, bircok fotograf ceker ve mutlulugu yasardi.

We love this city. It is so nice to sit under tall trees like those in old paintings in this calm backyard and watch the squirrels run around comfortably. This is happening in the middle of the city, in Brooklyn. I have a feeling that many things we lost in Istanbul, have been protected here.

Yesterday I went to an exhibition of contemporary Japanese art. It was worth seeing, of high-caliber. One feels a bit sad when you compare it to art works in Turkey. On the road to there, in a park near the UN building, there was a sculpture installation called Borders featuring iron ve aluminum cast human figures placed in a vast area. It created quite a scenery with the visitors of the park. You may ask what this has anything to do with Halis: I know very well that if he saw he would have been very excited, taken a bunch of pictures and felt happy.

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