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Announcements/Duyurular -- Fri, 31 Aug 01

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    * FABULOUS CREATURES, through 04 Nov 2001,Riggisberg, Switzerland * LONDON & THE ORIENT, 16-27 Oct 2001, London, UK * MONKS & MERCHANTS, through 6 Jan 2001,
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 31, 2001
      * FABULOUS CREATURES, through 04 Nov 2001,Riggisberg, Switzerland
      * LONDON & THE ORIENT, 16-27 Oct 2001, London, UK
      * MONKS & MERCHANTS, through 6 Jan 2001, New York
      * GLASS OF THE SULTANS, 2 Oct 2001-13 Jan 2002, New York NY, USA
      * REEDS & WOOL, through 16 Sep 2001, Lexington KY, USA
      * GOLD OF THE NOMADS, through 31 Dec 2001, Paris France
      * TRADITIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, through 01 Sep 2001, Glenns Falls NY, USA
      * Azeri Diaspora Newsletter "Azeri Voice" (summer/2, 2001)

      x0x Announcements/Duyurular -- Fri, 31 Aug 01

      * FABULOUS CREATURES, through 04 Nov 2001,Riggisberg, Switzerland

      "Fabulous Creatures From the Desert Sands" presents unique woolen
      tapestries. Made some 2000 years ago in Central Asia, these tapestries
      are notable for their intense colors and mysterious designs.
      Included in the designs are reindeer-like winged creatures with enormous
      antlers and modern-looking patterns of stylized plants.
      Little is known about the significance of figures, but it is obvious
      that they were of great significance in their creators' cultural and
      artistic traditions.
      The objects in the exhibition were found during excavations in the
      Taklaman Desert of Northwest China (Eastern Turkestan) and are presented
      to the public for the first time.
      Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg, Switzerland

      For more information:
      <http://www.abegg-stiftung.ch/e/abegg.html>

      ======

      * LONDON & THE ORIENT, 16-27 Oct 2001, London, UK

      London and the Orient is an exhibition of water color and oil paintings by
      artist Caroline Lees, a former resident of Saudi Arabia. The exhibit
      features reviews of Oman, Libya, Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Yemen
      and India as well as views of London.

      Location:
      Rafael Valls gallery, London, United Kingdom

      ======

      * MONKS & MERCHANTS, through 6 Jan 2001, New York

      "Monks and Merchants: Silk Road treasures from Northwest China,
      fourth-seventh century" includes more than 120 spectacular artifacts.
      These include metalwork, textiles, glass, funeral furniture and ceramics,
      and were excavated in the Gansu Province and the Ningxia Hui region at the
      eastern end of the Silk Road.

      Most of the artifacts have never before been seen in the West. The 400
      years between the fall of the Han dynasty and the rise of the That empire
      was a tumultuous period of disunity in China. It was also a time of
      economic and cultural ferment and artistic achievement comparable to the
      present period of transnational trade and cultural globalization.
      The exhibition tells the story of intercultural contacts through trade
      and religion rather than military conquest. It reveals the impact of the
      new religious and cultural influences that penetrated and transformed
      China.
      Among the artifacts are some important "exotic" items, either imports
      from Central or Western Asia--including a Sasanian sword and a glass
      bowl--or Chinese made objects influenced by foreign styles.

      The exhibition asks, and attempts to answer, questions of ethnic identity:
      what is and what is not Chinese, then and now?

      This is the inaugural exhibition of the Asia Society's renovated and
      enlarged museum galleries.

      Location:
      Asia Society, New York
      13 October-6 January 2001

      For more information:

      <http://www.asiasociety.org/cgi-bin/asia/suite/calendar/calendar.cgi?request=detail&event_id=10258&website=default&session=3b8f123b13b8647f>

      ======

      * GLASS OF THE SULTANS, 2 Oct 2001-13 Jan 2002, New York NY, USA

      "Glass of the Sultans" presents approximately 150 of the most spectacular
      glass objects from the Islamic period, ranging from products inspired by
      the late antique tradition in the seventh century to 19th century Persian
      and Indian glass.
      Also included will be European glass made from the Oriental market,
      dating from the 13th to the 20th century, as well as selection of
      high-quality glass found in archaeological sites.
      Location:
      Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

      For more information:

      <http://www.metmuseum.org/special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId={D5DAE64D-D1AA-11D4-93CC-00902786BF44}>

      ======

      * REEDS & WOOL, through 16 Sep 2001, Lexington KY, USA

      "Reeds and Wool: Patterned Screens of Central Asia" features 19th and 20th
      century screens made as traditional furnishings for a yurt dwelling by
      nomadic Kyrgyz women.
      The motifs of Kyrgyz reed are similar to patterns seen on flat woven
      kilims, mosaic felt rugs, and silk ikat fabrics, but are made by wrapping
      unspun died wool around the long stands of chiy, a slender, stiff grass
      native to Central Asia.
      Location:
      Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington KY

      For more information:

      <http://www.headley-whitney.org/current.html>

      ======

      * GOLD OF THE NOMADS, through 31 Dec 2001, Paris France

      "Gold of the Nomads: Scythian Treasures from Ancient Ukraine" presents 165
      of the finest gold objects from Scythian graves and burial mounds, many in
      the "animal style" associated with the Central Asian steppes, and many
      excavated since 1975.
      The Scythians were a nomadic people who originated in Central Asia in
      the early part of the first millennium BC and flourished in what is now
      Ukraine from the fifth to the third century BC.
      Their arms, horse trappings and other artifacts show Near Eastern and
      Greek influence, and recently excavated items are causing a re-evaluation
      of the interrelationships among the Aegean world, the Near East, and
      Central Asia as far as Mongolia.

      Location:
      Grand Palais, Paris, France

      For more information:

      <http://www.cloudband.com/frames.mhtml/magazine/articles1q01/exh_haggo_ukraine_0301.html>

      ======

      * TRADITIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, through 01 Sep 2001, Glenns Falls NY, USA

      "Traditions in the Middle East" is a hands-on exhibition for families and
      children centered on children's art from Egypt, Iran, Turkey and the
      United Arab Emirates acquired through the museum's International Youth Art
      Exchange Program.
      Children can also enter a Bedouin tent, explore a replica of an Egyptian
      tomb, bargain in a bazaar, try their hands at Arabic calligraphy and
      geometric art, knot carpets, play musical instruments and try on
      traditional clothing from the Middle East.
      Various regional exhibits, selected from an archive of 5000 pieces of
      children's artwork from four dozen countries, are available for loan.

      Location:
      World Awareness Children's Museum.

      Information: 518-793-2773
      or <http://www.worldchildrensmuseum.org>

      ======

      * Azeri Diaspora Newsletter "Azeri Voice" (summer/2, 2001)


      The Azeri Diaspora Newsletter "Azeri Voice" is ready
      to present its fourth issue (summer/2 2001). Please
      visit

      http://www.angelfire.com/az3/AzeriVoice/

      And read about:

      - Editorial: How many Congresses do we have?
      - Emil Aliyev, Azeri student's success in US
      - Diaspora News from other countries
      - Azeri Diaspora organizations
      - Azeri letter campaign to President Bush and Congress
      - Announcements
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