October 21, 2023
Venue: Çankaya Municipality Doğan Taşdelen Contemporary Arts Center, John F. Kennedy Street, No:4 Kavaklıdere-Ankara
As Part of side events of Either Independence or Death! On the Way to the Republic exhibition which was launched in collaboration with Koç University Ankara Studies Research Center (VEKAM), Collectors Association and Çankaya Municipality, Prof. Emine İnanır’s talk titled Impressıons of Ankara in the Work of Eugene Lanceray “Summer in Ankara 1922″ will be held on October 21, 2023 at 15.00 at the Çankaya Municipality Doğan Taşdelen Contemporary Arts Center.
Invited by S. I. Aralov, who served as the Ambassador of Soviet Russia to Ankara at the time, the artist Yevgeni Y. Lansere visited Turkey in 1922. The initial pages of Lansere’s work “A Summer in Ankara 1922,” adorned with 62 black-and-white paintings, begin with impressions of the Black Sea coasts and Trabzon, the journey through the İnebolu pass, and continue with colorful depictions of Ankara during his stay at the newly opened Russian Embassy. The year 1922, when positive developments were taking place in Turkey-Soviet Russia relations, was also a period of diplomatic crises. Therefore, Lansere perceives Ankara differently from the towns in Anatolia, and in his mentioned work, he strives to reflect the unifying and reconciling aspects of the city and the people he encountered here.
*Side events will be held free of charge at Çankaya Municipality Doğan Taşdelen Contemporary Arts Center, Sabahattin Ali Conference Hall.