On the Trail of the Artists

Taner Ceylan

At the end of March 2020, Istanbul Modern has invited artists whose works were included in our “In Pursuit of the Present” collection exhibition to talk about how they're spending their time during this period of physical isolation.

In these thought-provoking videos, which we're pleased to share with you, artists responded with very different answers to such questions as “Where are you now?”, “What are you working on?” and “What are you doing when you're not creating art?” We believe that the lifestyles and artistic practices of artists can inspire us as we adjust to new living circumstances and habits and encourage us to maintain art at the center of our lives.

Click here for Istanbul Modern's YouTube channel, featuring videos on our exhibitions and programs. 

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Taner Ceylan, 1967

Alp on a White Background, 2006

Oil on canvas

115 x 180 cm

Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı Foundation Collection

Long Term Loan