'The Road to the Sea' from Ara Güler's Archive Revealed

The road that goes down to the sea from Aragulerin's archive comes to light.
The road that goes down to the sea from Aragulerin's archive comes to light.
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The new exhibition of the Ara Güler Museum, "The Road to the Sea", brought to life by Doğuş Group, which makes significant contributions to culture and art in Turkey, in collaboration with Ara Güler, one of the doyens of photography, meets art lovers at Galataport on October 30th.

The new exhibition of the Ara Güler Museum, which was established with the aim of conveying Ara Güler's versatile artist identity and inspiring life to future generations, includes Tophane, Karaköy, Galata, Galata Mevlevihanesi, Galata Tower, which are located on the axis of the Cultural Road Project of the TR Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The tunnel bears traces of Istiklal Street, Galatasaray and Taksim Square and its surroundings.

One of the biggest projects realized by Doğuş Group in the field of culture and art and established as a result of the cooperation with Ara Güler, the exhibition 'The Road to the Sea', prepared specifically for the Cultural Road Project of Ara Güler Museum, meets the audience on October 30 at Galataport. The exhibition, which is the memory of Istanbul, includes photographs that Ara Güler took in Tophane, Karaköy, Galata, Galata Mevlevihane, Galata Tower, Tünel, Istiklal Street, Galatasaray and Taksim Square, which are located on the axis of the Cultural Road Project.

The exhibition, which will remain open to visitors until December 31st, includes 41 works of art, including previously unpublished photographs of the region. The exhibition will also screen the 1970-minute documentary, The End of the Hero, made by Ara Güler in the 17s, about the dismantling of the battleship Yavuz.

Emphasizing that as Doğuş Group, they participated and supported the Beyoğlu Cultural Road Project, which will be realized under the initiative of the TR Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Doğuş Group Art Consultant Çağla Saraç said, “As Doğuş Group, it is of great importance for us to support and develop different branches of culture and art. . The vision of our Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ferit F. Şahenk, has been a guide for all of us. We always take care to produce sustainable projects in the field of culture and art. With this philosophy, we launched the Ara Güler Archive and Research Center and the Ara Güler Museum in 2016. We are happy that we were able to complete these projects in the health of master Ara Güler, with his contribution and support. Thanks to these two valuable art institutions, we ensure that the Ara Güler archive, which is a very valuable resource, is preserved as a whole and passed on to future generations, as well as supporting the art of photography through this archive. This year, on Ara Güler's 93rd birthday, in cooperation with the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Ara Güler Archive and Research Center, the 'Ara Güler Photography Exhibition', consisting of the works of the great master Ara Güler, is held in Galata, one of the most important symbols of Istanbul. We opened it to visitors in the tower. When we think of Istanbul and Beyoğlu, of course, we first think of Ara Güler and his very special photographs that are engraved in our memories. A selection covering the moments, places, events and emotions he immortalized in the line of the Cultural Road Project will meet art lovers in collaboration with the Ara Güler Museum and Galataport. There are also Ara Güler photographs in our exhibition that have not come to light before. As Ara Güler Archive and Research Center, one of Turkey's most important photographic archives, our biggest goal is to bring the works of the great master together with future generations.”

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