History of Modern and Contemporary Art in Türkiye

(10 Weeks)

In the History of Modern and Contemporary Art in Türkiye seminars, conducted by expert art historians, art’s development in Türkiye is addressed chronologically, starting from the Westernization efforts of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century, extending to the 20th century. The first half of the program focuses on the historical contexts of Westernization in the Ottoman Empire and the development of art and the artistic scene in the early Republican times. In its second half, the program discusses the developments of the contemporary art scene in Türkiye after 1950s in detail, touching upon artists, artworks, exhibitions, and institutions.

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