Evliyagil Museum is hosting the exhibition “Fugue”, curated by Nilüfer Şaşmazer. The show is built upon theconcept of “fugue”, which is derived from the Latin word “fuga” and has the meaning of “to flee” and “to escape”.It features the works of 16 artists that are both from within and outside the museum collection. The exhibitionis open to visit between the dates 09.03 - 14.07.2019 at Evliyagil Museum.
Fugue was used in history of music for the first time during the 14th and 16th centuries. The term originatesfrom the Latin word fuga, which means “to flee” and “to escape”. Fugue, which initially had similar featuresto canonic style and was used in various ways, took on its current meaning in 18th century. This techniquewhich was reached to its when J.S. Bach composed “Art of Fugue” in Baroque period, went beyond music andstarted to have influence over literature, prose, poetry; and then over visual arts. In both of these fields, fugalstructure is ensued from structural experiments and it has created a kind of dynamism. While the polyphonicstructure of Fugue created endless possibilities for musical and literary works, it has also left a mark uponvisual arts, especially upon abstract and semi-abstract artworks. The act of fleeing in the root of the word(fuga), has caused the lexicalization of words like fugitive, refuge and refugee, to which different meaningswere ascribed over time. It started to indicate a temporal escape as well as holding rather spatial meanings:unattainable, elusive, fugacity and ephemeral. When the dynamism and vitality of Fugue in music began tomerge with movement and fugacity; it evolved into one of the most important sources of inspiration in arts.