CHP’s Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) blocked the tables describing Istanbul’s victory. The municipality placed a panel in front of paintings by architect and small artist Nusrat Kolpan on the Taksim Metro in 1999. The artist’s son, Nasuhi Hassan Kolpan, who responded to the municipality’s practice, said the IMM did not explain why such an application was made, and that part of the seven-piece painting, especially the Istanbul conquest, was closed. .
Tile work with 7 pieces was stopped
- The works of art that Istanbul-loving architect and small artist Nusrat Kolpan gave to Istanbul residents did not receive due attention. In 1999, the front of the seven-piece tile work, which described the victory of the Taksim Metro from Istanbul, was completely closed by IMM with a panel. The first reaction to the completion of the painting depicting the conquest of Istanbul came from the artist’s son Nasuhi Hassan Kolpan. Kolpan, who sent an e-mail to the İBB White Desk last April, demanded that the board in front of his father’s work be removed immediately. However, he did not get any answer. The day before (May 24), after the shooting of the film, IMM Beyaz Masa returned to the artist’s son by post. However, there is no explanation in the e-mail as to why the work has been stopped.
Last April, the Fatih Municipality opened an exhibition in two separate locations of works by architect and small artist Nusrat Kolpan, who died in 2008. The artist’s son Nasuhi Hassan Kolpan, who is also a small artist himself, showed the exhibition. Giving information about his father’s work, Kolpan said that one of his most important works, 20 meters long, which describes the Taksim Metro conquest from Istanbul in 1999 and consisted of seven different images, was closed by IMM with a large panel. After Kolpan’s words “part of the Istanbul conquest was particularly close”, I wanted to go to Taksim and see this claim at the scene. In fact, Kolpan’s works describing the conquest of Istanbul were covered with a large panel so that they could not be seen. I just took a picture of this situation with my mobile phone, and then I called Nasuhi Hassan Kolpan and offered to see what his father had done in Istanbul. Kolpan has accepted my offer.
We tested the site with the artist’s son
- The following week, we met in front of an Istanbul-themed miniature that Kolpan had painted with his son on an electric transformer in Gulhan Garden and the two of them had signed. Nasuhi Hassan Kolpan, who had just graduated from high school in 1999, said her father also started bringing small jobs to Istanbul that year and he worked with her and they did some work together. One of the two signed works is the one we met in front of Gulhan. However, during the construction work, the work has been damaged in some places and some marks have been put on it, which has made the image ugly.
With our photographer friends Sedat Özkömeç and Nasuhi Hasan Çolpan we took the tram from Gulhan to Kabataş and from here we took the funicular on the Taksim Metro where the Istanbul conquest is depicted. The front of Kolpan’s work, which describes the conquest of Istanbul, was covered in such a way that it could not be seen from the side. Not only was a section of art left open with a view of Istanbul, but this work was also distorted by placing another panel in front of it. When we were shooting, there was no one in the area where the artists gave concerts every day. From here, we headed to the stoppage area to see new photos taken by our photographer friend and other works on the subway Çolpan. The stall board he drew in Istanbul had no problem with the artist’s work. This time, we took the metro to Levante, and then again to see Kolpan’s work, which he left unfinished at Shihane station after he died.
There is no problem in other work
- There was no problem with these works, which described Istanbul from different perspectives. This time we went from haneishane to see his work in Tünel, and we saw that there was no problem with work. In other words, Kolpan had only one work that was constantly blocked and that was the painting of the conquest of Istanbul. One of the artists whose son Tally painted the work noticed the situation and informed him when he came from Iznik to Istanbul to see the work and then he came to the metro to take a picture and see the situation with his own eyes. On April 20, IMM sent an e-mail to the White Desk, explaining his father’s Istanbul victory, saying he had demanded the immediate removal of the board in front of his job.
Didn’t answer first
However, Kolpan said he did not receive any response to the e-mail. About two hours after we took the picture, Kolpan’s e-mail, which had not been answered for a month, returned from the IMM White Desk and received the following message: Says. We thank you for your kindness and have a nice day. ” However, no information was given in the e-mail about when and for what reason the front part of the painting was closed. It remains to be seen whether the exhibition board will really open in front of the illustrated images of the Istanbul conquest these days as preparations for the Istanbul conquest continue.
They want to erase the mark of victory
- Nasuhi Hassan Kolpan, who learned of the scandal, sent an e-mail to the IMM White Desk in April asking the board to remove it. However, he did not get any answer. Two hours after Yeni াফafak’s team took a picture on the subway the day before, there was a reaction to Kolpan from the White Table. The e-mail acknowledged that the work had been stopped, but said “clipboard removal work has begun.”
Nasuhi Hassan Kolpan, who noted the importance of this work to his father, who worked hard to preserve the traditional art, said the works were created at the request of then-Mayor Tayyip Erdogan, in 1999, when the Istanbul Metro was built. Kolpan says that his father made a ancestral legacy for the subway and gave the following information: On the other hand, Kolpan described his father’s first work, the front of which was closed, as follows: “Whose front was closed, my father spoke of the conquest of Istanbul. Respectively, the construction of Anadolu Hisari and Rumeli Hisar, preparation of ships and cannons, assembling of army and ulama, Fatih’s order, sailing from the ground, Fatih’s entrance to the city from victory. The city view with the gate and finally the conquest of Istanbul, step by step only the view of the city is exposed from these images, which were depicted as windows. I don’t know why the first stage of a very large work, about 20 meters in length, was covered with a curtain. Maybe the water got in or was damaged, I’d say shut down because of the reforms, but I don’t know, got no answer.