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Istanbul Modern to welcome visitors during Qurban Bayram holiday

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Jul 29, 2020 11:10 am
Turkey’s first museum of modern and contemporary art Istanbul Modern will welcome those who have opted to remain in Istanbul during the upcoming Qurban Bayram holiday, more commonly known as Eid al-Adha outside the country.
Thousands of Istanbulites leave the city every year over the Islamic holiday as an opportunity to visit their extended family, but those who decide to stay in the city this year will be able to plunge into the era of the 1950s by paying a visit to Istanbul Modern.
New exhibition collection
Istanbul Modern will present its new exhibition collection, which reflects Turkey’s contemporary art from the 1950s. The collection brings together abstract and figurative works of art from nature and the environment that helped shape the artistic culture in Turkey.

Istanbul Modern renews collection exhibition in Beyoğlu for last time

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Jul 21, 2020 12:48 pm
Istanbul Modern, Turkey’s first museum of modern and contemporary art, has opened its final collection exhibition at its temporary space in Beyoğlu district. The museum, one of the most important hubs for contemporary galleries in the city, will move once the construction of the permanent presentation is completed in Galataport in the city's Karaköy district.
Since its founding in 2004, Istanbul Modern has organized collection exhibitions that show the evolution and transformation of modern and contemporary art in Turkey as well as the international orientation of the museum's acquisitions. The newest collection exhibition presents the development of abstract and figurative paintings in Turkey during the post 1950 period and contemporary artworks that deal with nature and the environment. It brings together 40 artworks by 30 artists and two artist duos and includes works that will be presented to the public for the first time. The show focuses on recent works by artists who are concerned about ecological issues and deal with nature in their paintings, sculptures, videos, installations and photography.