Film: "Sevan the Craftsman: Breathing Istanbul's Magic into Jewels"

Sevan the Craftsman tells the story of Sevan Bicakci, a maestro known for transforming precious metals and gems into majestic works of art. Bicakci resuscitated the forgotten jewellery-making traditions of an empire, and  upon it a glamour previously unheard of. The film documents Sevan's long journey to becoming the person whose artistry, skill and patience sees him draw inspiration from Istanbul's magical and mesmerising qualities to create works of unparalleled magnificence. (Ümran Safter, 2017, 71 minutes.)

This program relates to the exhibition A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia and is a collaboration with the American Turkish Association of Washington, DC. Free, no reservations required.