Lovers of the Rose: Islamic Affect and the Politics of Commemoration in Turkish Museal Display

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Lovers of the Rose : Islamic Affect and the Politics of Commemoration in Turkish Museal Display. / Janson, Torsten.

Heritage, Aesthetics and Belonging: Gender in Turkish Neo-Ottomanism. red. / Catharina Raudvere. Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.

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Janson, T 2021, Lovers of the Rose: Islamic Affect and the Politics of Commemoration in Turkish Museal Display. i C Raudvere (red.), Heritage, Aesthetics and Belonging: Gender in Turkish Neo-Ottomanism. Palgrave Macmillan.

APA

Janson, T. (Accepterad/under tryckning). Lovers of the Rose: Islamic Affect and the Politics of Commemoration in Turkish Museal Display. I C. Raudvere (Red.), Heritage, Aesthetics and Belonging: Gender in Turkish Neo-Ottomanism Palgrave Macmillan.

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Janson T. 2021. Lovers of the Rose: Islamic Affect and the Politics of Commemoration in Turkish Museal Display. Raudvere C, redaktör. I Heritage, Aesthetics and Belonging: Gender in Turkish Neo-Ottomanism. Palgrave Macmillan.

MLA

Janson, Torsten "Lovers of the Rose: Islamic Affect and the Politics of Commemoration in Turkish Museal Display". Raudvere, Catharina (red.). Heritage, Aesthetics and Belonging: Gender in Turkish Neo-Ottomanism. Palgrave Macmillan. 2021.

Vancouver

Janson T. Lovers of the Rose: Islamic Affect and the Politics of Commemoration in Turkish Museal Display. I Raudvere C, redaktör, Heritage, Aesthetics and Belonging: Gender in Turkish Neo-Ottomanism. Palgrave Macmillan. 2021

Author

Janson, Torsten. / Lovers of the Rose : Islamic Affect and the Politics of Commemoration in Turkish Museal Display. Heritage, Aesthetics and Belonging: Gender in Turkish Neo-Ottomanism. redaktör / Catharina Raudvere. Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.

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T1 - Lovers of the Rose

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AU - Janson, Torsten

PY - 2021

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N2 - This chapter explores Hilye-i Şerif, the calligraphic description of the Prophet Muhammad—and its significance in current Turkish politics. With roots in Ottoman literature, art and Prophet devotion, this genre is currently witnessing a striking artistic innovativeness. Under the theme of Aşk-ı Nebi (Love for the Prophet), several public exhibitions have been organised within recent, state-run mevlid-festivals, commemorating the birth of the Prophet. Here, a recurring motif has been ‘the Rose of Muhammad’, symbolically compounding Muhammad’s human nature and prophethood. The calligraphic art hence is associated with devotional and mystic traditions. Bodily-masculine, floral-symbolic and textual-Quranic references creatively intersect in visual/devotional objects of memory, affect and desire. Concomitantly, the revival of calligraphic art carries political overtones. The exhibitions of devotional art have been orchestrated in central memory-sites such as Hagia Sophia and the Topkapı Palace Museum—contributing to the current sacralization of Turkish memory institutions and public-urban space. With a theoretical point of departure in new museology, nationalism, and memory studies, this chapter discusses the revitalisation of Turkish devotional art exhibition as part and parcel of a memory-political claim of the Ottoman heritage under the auspices of the AKP government. Empirically, it explores the broader political aspects of the museal-devotional landscape of Istanbul and probes into the textual and symbolic detail of contemporary Hilye-i Şerif calligraphy.

AB - This chapter explores Hilye-i Şerif, the calligraphic description of the Prophet Muhammad—and its significance in current Turkish politics. With roots in Ottoman literature, art and Prophet devotion, this genre is currently witnessing a striking artistic innovativeness. Under the theme of Aşk-ı Nebi (Love for the Prophet), several public exhibitions have been organised within recent, state-run mevlid-festivals, commemorating the birth of the Prophet. Here, a recurring motif has been ‘the Rose of Muhammad’, symbolically compounding Muhammad’s human nature and prophethood. The calligraphic art hence is associated with devotional and mystic traditions. Bodily-masculine, floral-symbolic and textual-Quranic references creatively intersect in visual/devotional objects of memory, affect and desire. Concomitantly, the revival of calligraphic art carries political overtones. The exhibitions of devotional art have been orchestrated in central memory-sites such as Hagia Sophia and the Topkapı Palace Museum—contributing to the current sacralization of Turkish memory institutions and public-urban space. With a theoretical point of departure in new museology, nationalism, and memory studies, this chapter discusses the revitalisation of Turkish devotional art exhibition as part and parcel of a memory-political claim of the Ottoman heritage under the auspices of the AKP government. Empirically, it explores the broader political aspects of the museal-devotional landscape of Istanbul and probes into the textual and symbolic detail of contemporary Hilye-i Şerif calligraphy.

M3 - Book chapter

BT - Heritage, Aesthetics and Belonging

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PB - Palgrave Macmillan

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