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Announcements
  • The 3 symposia organised by Symposia Dadia sub-project are being prepared to be published in Turkish, English and German.

  • Elbruz has largely finalised the designs for her exhibition on the cult of Aphrodite. The search for resources continues.  

  • Symposium Aphrodite Knidia took place on 18 May 2024. The subject of this session, attended by Prof. Dr. Christine Özgan-Bruns, Lecturer at Mimar Sinan University Faculty of Fine Arts, and Sculptor Elbruz Denge, owner of the Revisibility Project, was the Aphrodite of Knidos sculpture itself.  

  • Since the start of the Symposia Dadia Project on 15 October, we have visited 10 neighbourhoods, institutions and organisations. The aim of these visits is to establish a ground that can revive the spirit of the Knidos Festivals held in the 1970s. Until 15 June, it is hoped to establish a mechanism that will enable the formation of such a ground as a result of the meetings to be held with the communication network formed. 

  • Symposium Aphrodite took place on 20 April. Dr Deniz Pastutmaz Sevmen, from the Selçuk University, and Dr Britta Özen-Kleine from the Saarland University, spoke about the cult of Aphrodite and its relation to maritime life. The event started with a special concert programme of Datça Flute Ensemble and ended with a special set of refreshments. 

  • 9 March 2024. Symposia Knidia session took place. Knidos Excavation Head Prof. Dr. Ertekin Doksanaltı and Excavation team member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Güray Ünver made a speech and the Symposium continued with special treats. It was the Datça Flute Ensemble that made Symposium Knidia festive. Prof. Dr. Ertekin Doksanaltı, Lecturer at Selçuk University, Department of Archaeology, is the content advisor for the symposia.  

  • 9 February 2024. We held our promotional event. Elbruz, who made the sculpture "The Ubiquity of Aphrodite" (19 cm, marble), explained that he saw a "male problem", that he set out to make female sculptures for this, and that this sculpture will be sent to Mars to make love visible again. After the event, Elbruz received the relevant shipping documents from Marmaris Museum Directorate and sent the sculpture on its journey to California: SpaceX to take "The Ubiquity of Aphrodite" to Mars. 

  • 29 January-28 February 2024. The campaign we launched on the crowdfunding tool called Kickstarter did not meet our financial resources. It helped us to create a broad ground for our work.   

  • November 2023, our social media is activated. 

  • 15 October, we signed our first grant contract. Symposia Dadia is on the move. The EU-funded CultureCIVIC: Culture-Art Programme deemed this work worthy of a grant. 

  • September 2022 we started the project. We hold regular meetings every day. Our preliminary work lasted until June 2023. In September 2023, we took to the field with our teams. 

  • Translated with DeepL.com (free version)

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