March 11, 2018 – March 18, 2018

11 March 2019 Comments Off on March 11, 2018 – March 18, 2018

At the Library Art Gallery: Paintings by Turan Üstünel
The Bilkent University Library Art Gallery is currently hosting an exhibition of paintings by Turan Üstünel.
Mr. Üstünel, a graduate of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, lived for many years in Russia, where he completed his studies at the St. Petersburg State Academy of Arts and Design. His work is greatly influenced by the Dada movement and surrealism.
The paintings on display in the exhibition are done in an expressive, surreal style; the artist depicts an organic, evolving universe in which everything is interrelated and interacts. In his paintings, small shapes agglomerate into large forms; everything is vibrating and in motion, ultimately providing an infinite number of transformations. The canvases invite the visitor to embark on a unique journey in time and space.
The exhibition will be open every day (except Sundays) between 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. through April 2.


Wednesday, March 13, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

Bilkent Music Days IV

“Tempting and Alluring”

Trio Dada

Denizcan Eren, flute

Selin Gürol, clarinet

Buğra Yüksel, piano

R. Peterson, Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Piano

F. Schmitt, Sonatine en Trio

G. Connesson, “Techno Parade” (Turkish premiere)


Jerfi Aji & Çağdaş Özkan feat. Aykut Köselerli

Jerfi Aji, piano

Çağdaş Özkan, piano

Aykut Köselerli, percussion

I. Stravinsky, “The Rite of Spring”


Saturday, March 16, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

“Mind Games”

Rumon Gamba, conductor

Behzod Abduraimov, piano

S. Rachmaninov, Concerto for Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

E. Elgar, “Enigma” Variations, Op. 36


Wednesday, March 20, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

Bilkent Music Days IV

“A Trip Across the 20th Century”

Duo BalKan

Önder Baloğlu, violin

Çağdaş Özkan, piano

G. Gershwin (arr. J. Heifetz), “Summertime” and “A Woman Is a Sometime Thing” from “Porgy and Bess”

G. Antheil, Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano

N. Kapustin, Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 70


Olten Quartet

Eren Kuştan, violin

Gülce Karagözcük, violin

Ercan Atasoy, viola

Beste Başcı, violoncello

D. Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 7, Op. 108

U.C. Erkin, String Quartet


Saturday, March 23, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

“In Pursuit of Far-Reaching Time”

Gürer Aykal, conductor

Simge Büyükedez, soprano

Asude Karayavuz, mezzo-soprano

G.B. Pergolesi, Stabat Mater, P. 77

E. Elgar, Serenade, Op. 20

A.A. Saygun, Concerto de Camera, Op. 62

O. Respighi, Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3


Tuesday, March 12

“Design of Polymeric Materials Using Liquid Crystallinity,” by Emre Büküşoğlu (METU), at FS, SBZ-14, 12:40 p.m. Organized by CHEM.


Tuesday, March 12

“Tailoring Nonlinear Temperature Profile in Laser-Material Processing,” by Denizhan Koray Kesim (Bilkent University), in EE-314, 4 p.m. Organized by EE.


Wednesday, March 13

“Blockchain Technology,” by Ulaş Aslan (Cybersoft), in C Building,

CE-106, 12:40 p.m. Organized by CTIS.


Friday, March 15

“Large-Scale Integration of Nano Electro- and Optomechanical Systems for Mass and Biological Sensing,” by Prof. Sebastien Hentz, in the UNAM Conference Room, 3:40 p.m. Organized by UNAM.


Wednesday, March 13

“Collaborative Approaches in City Development and European Practices,” by Leyla Arsan (CEO, TAGES Industry & Information Technologies R&D&I Inc.), at FADA, FB-309, 12:30 p.m. Organized by LAUD.


Tuesday, March 5

“Three Design Pillars for Bilkent University,” by Dr. Oktan Nalbantoğlu, Elif Şeber, Melike Temiz Özçelik and Ada Deniz Bingöl, at FADA, FB-309, 12:30 p.m. Organized by LAUD.