İstanbul Modern - Rotterdam

10 March-10 June 2012

Artists: Ramazan Bayrakoğlu, Taner Ceylan, Nezaket Ekici, Ayşe Erkmen, İnci Eviner, Nilbar Güreş, Balkan Naci İslimyeli, mentalKLINIK, İrfan Önürmen, Sarkis, Hale Tenger, Canan Tolon, Fatma Tülin, Nil Yalter

İstanbul Museum of Modern Art organizes an exhibition at Netherlands’ world famous Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen to celebrate 400 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey.

İstanbul Modern – Rotterdam is a small selection from the collection of İstanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey’s first private museum to organize modern and contemporary art exhibitions. Gathering together works by 14 artists from different periods, the exhibition focuses on contemporary themes such as imagination, identity, the body and the socio-political discourses surrounding it, promises of a happy future, present-day political tensions, the interdisciplinary nature of visual culture, and the sanctification of life. İstanbul Modern – Rotterdam is the latest in a series of shows that İstanbul Modern has held in major cities around the world since 2009. While describing İstanbul as a “new continent” at the center of the contemporary art world, the exhibition scrutinizes the dynamics of transformation and change that have taken place in contemporary art from Turkey from the 1970s to the present day.

Curator: Levent Çalıkoğlu 

The exhibition is organised within the scope of the celebrations of 400 years of diplomatic relations between Turkey and the Netherlands.

Ramazan Bayrakoğlu

Fire, 2010
Serigraphy ink on plexiglass panel
224 x 300 cm.
Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı Foundation Collection / Long Term Loan
Hale Tenger, 1960
Single channel video projection with audio
3’ 47”
Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı Foundation Collection / Long Term Loan
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