Sónar+D Istanbul

Sónar+D VR: A Journey Into The World of Osman Hamdi Bey: Virtual Reality Experience by Muse VR


  • Saturday 07 10:00 - 19:00

    Sónar by Day - Lounge+D by Digilogue

A Journey into the World of Osman Hamdi Bey enables the audience to pay a visit to Osman Hamdi Bey's working space, to analyze in detail the books which inspired his works, his brushes, table
accessories, archeological excavation instruments and personal items, and to step into his painting The Tortoise Trainer, where they can look the artist in the eye. Enriched with numerous precious works from Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation's Orientalist Painting, Anatolian Weights and Measures, Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics and Photography collections, the virtual experience takes place in an imaginary space designed according to the civilian architecture of the period and research on the artist's waterside mansion in Kuruçeşme. Created by Muse VR, the virtual reality experience features objects designed in the light of various visual documents and testimonies available today. Bringing together research-based fiction with historical facts, the virtual space allows the visitors to get to know Osman Hamdi Bey as a painter, archaeologist and museologist.