Interview de Muzaffer Oruçoglu par Tevfik Tas

  Vous êtes né dans une zone géographique pleine de légendes, où vous avez livré des batailles politiques. Exilé politique, vos peignez des tableaux de la vie quotidienne qui viennent prendre racine à travers votre art et une géographie qui vous est propre. C’est pourquoi il n’est pas difficile de comprendre la place que prennent les légendes dans votre peinture. Je suis curieux de connaître ce

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ABOUT `KANGAROOS`

    Kangaroos tells the story of events that take place within the Turkish and Kurdish communities in comtemporary Australia. It deals with the efforts of Turkish and Kurdish workers to build a better life for themselves in Australia in the Seventies and eighties. The fundamental and at times tragicomical changes that the Anatolian peasants who carry their tales superstitions and beliefs with them undergo are displayed through the events in Kangaroos.  

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Oruçoğlu In Mersin

Leven in ballingschap schilder, schrijver en korte verhalen Ojosipe en ongebruikelijke fesimleri Middellandse Zee, Middellandse Zee in de foyer van de gemeente van co-voorzitter Yüksel loco-burgemeester Bedrettin Ghandour, de mediterrane stad Mersin tak Base, 68 mensen snijwerk van Celal Voorzitter Hasan boerenkool, dichter-Auteur Obierika, dichter-politicus-Jenny Sadler, Taurus wethouder Gee, kunstenaar-opvoeder bij de opening van de tentoonstelling van de kunstliefhebbers, vrienden, Khan on

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BIOGRAPHY OF MUZAFFER ORUCOGLU

Northern Kurdistan in a village by the name of the Great Zavot in the region of Kars, Turkey is the place of his birth that occurred during an electrical thunderstorm, the date and time of which is unknown except that the year was 1947.  According to his mother, she is unsure whether the season was spring or autumn as there was no snow during this period. Winters in Kars are very harsh and are marked by the snows that fall to a depth of at least a meter and a half.  The reason for t

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A MIRROR WITH A ROOSTER ON THE BACK

At one time almost every teenage boy - that is, every boy with an eye on the girls – carried in his pocket a comb and a mirror with a picture of a rooster on the back. We carry certain tales with us, in our own self-image, in our minds, because when we think about these tales, just as a person sees his own image in the pocket mirror with a rooster on the back it also provides a close-up of  the truths, emergence, dimensions, reasons and consequences of these events. It is n

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Muzaffer Orucoglu: Multiple Solitude

Muzaffer Orucoglu: Multiple Solitude Ahmet Telli “Besides his several attributes, Chuang-Tzu had the ability to paint. The ruler wanted him to paint a cra

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1994 TASMANİAN POETRY FESTİVAL

From 7 to 9 October this year the Tasmanian Poetry Festival celebrated its tenth anniversary. An overall audience of more than 400, who heard readings from Seamus Heaney, Muzaffer Orucoglu, Doris Leadbetter, John Jenkins, Kerry Loughrey, Bruce Roberts, Andrew Lansdown, Sarah Day, Angela Rockel, Karen Knight and Andrew Hardy, meant that the growth which the festival has experienced over those ten years is continuing, with an increase of over 10% compared to 1993. The exception to this

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FİRST EXHİBİTİON HERE FOR EX-POET TURNED PAİNTER

Broadmeadowns artist Muzaffer Orucoglu will hold his first Australian exhibition at the Footscray Community Arts Centre from August 22-30. The exhibition is titled ''Women and Anatolia''(Anatolia is the traditional name for Turkey). Muzaffer came to Australia in 1988 after years of conflict with the Turkish Government.İn the past,he concentrated on poetry and prose and was jailed for a total of 13 years as a result of his writings,or ''the crime of thought'',as he desribes it.

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DARK TOUCH TO SPRİNG

SPRING has a darker side for Turkish born painter Muzaffer Oruçoğlu. Interpreting an Anatolian (Turkish) spring with turquoise, rich reds, yellows and greens for Hume Council's Spring Festival Art and Craft Exhibition, the Coolaroo artist raises his concerns for the Australian environment. In one painting, a sad-eyed Kurdish woman stares out from a canvas, surrounded by birds on a blackened background. It's Muzaffer's comparison of a Turkish and Australian spring. His wife, Re

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BLACK SİDE TO ''LİVES OF DİFFERENT COLORS''

Muzaffer Orucoglu is unlikely to be jailed for his current exhibition of paintings on women's lives in Anatolia (Turkey).But you suspeet it wouldn't stop him. Mr Orucoglu,who moved to Australia only last year,has already spent more than 13 years in Turkish jails on political charges relating to anti-Government student activities,poetry and a novel dealing whith local torture practices-with which he is personalyl acquainted. But even in Melbourne,among the local Turkish communi

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FROM TURKİSH PRİSON TO POETRY AND PAİNT

MUZAFFER Orucoglu fled Turkey after spending more than 13 years in Turkish jails on political charges relating to antigovernment student activities.  The Coolaroo artist travelled through Athens.Cologne.Antwerp and Paris before settling in Australia to marry his Turkish-born Australian wife Reyhan.  Muzaffer has been busy painting works depicting Australia's spring weather for hume Council's Spring Festival Art and Craft Exhibition.  Through his wife.Muz

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FROM STATEMENTS

WE COMPARE humans to a rose buhs,swearing is the thorn on the bush.My father,who fled the revolution in the 1930s, was a Kulak from the Caucasus who owned a fair bit of land.He used to say that swearing is the most preferred and loved wine on the devil's table.In this world, he would say,the grape for this wine will grow only in the Caucasus.The devil will only ofter this wine to those liked by him,to those made of flame and not to those who are made from clay.A fellow from my village who was

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PİCTURES (463)

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Miners

Oil 50-68 cm

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Miner

Pastel-guaj

49-68 cm

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Walter Seller

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50-70 cm

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Poters

Oil 85-60 cm

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Pitchers

Oil 81-83 cm

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Girl

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26-37 cm

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Porter

Pastel-guaj

48-68 cm

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Balance

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41-58 cm

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Water Seller

Acrylic 50-62 cm

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Aim

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60-70 cm

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