From The Photography Collection Of İstanbul Modern
16 February 2012 – 23 September 2012
Artists: Abdullah Frères, Cengiz Akduman, Burcu Aksoy, Aziz Albek, Ersin Alok, Arif Aşçı, Tahsin Aydoğmuş, Jak Baruh, Guillaume Berggren, Atila Cangır, İbrahim Coşkun, Nevzat Çakır, İsa Çelik, Orhan Cem Çetin, Gültekin Çizgen, Burhan Doğançay, Şakir Eczacıbaşı, Ahmet Elhan, Kamil Fırat, Baha Gelenbevi, Bennu Gerede, Murat Germen, Ahmet Öner Gezgin, Ara Güler, Gülmez Frères, Sami Güner, Selim Güneş, Mehmet Günyeli, Mihran İranyan, Sabit Kalfagil, Mustafa Kapkın, Cengiz Karlıova, Şahin Kaygun, İzzet Keribar, Mehmet Kısmet, Sinan Koçaslan, Sıtkı Kösemen, Paul McMillen, Aslı Narin, Ömer Orhun, Bülent Özgören, Lütfi Özkök, Sedat Pakay, Othmar Pferschy, Rubellin Père & Fils, Sevim Sancaktar, Sébah & Joaillier, Gökşin Sipahioğlu, Atilla Torunoğlu, Cem Turgay, Yusuf Tuvi, Cafer Türkmen, İbrahim Zaman
After Yesterday is an exhibition of images from the İstanbul Modern Photography Collection. The exhibition displays the technical and conceptual development of photography in Turkey from the Ottoman era to our day.
Since 2004, İstanbul Modern’s Photography Gallery has been hosting exhibitions of works that illustrate the evolution of photography both in Turkey and around the world as well as an oeuvre by young photographers presenting new and unusual perspectives.
Photography, a field of expression undergoing continual change and transformation in modern-day culture, is in a state of natural communication and communion with the masses. İstanbul Modern’s Photography Gallery exhibits contemporary works that capture and convey this transformation by presenting worldwide developments observed in the photographic realm, influences of art movements on photography, and important examples of photographic art in Turkey from its beginning until today.
The photography collection of İstanbul Modern, the only museum in Turkey containing an independent photography section with its own collection and gallery, includes works ranging from the Ottoman era and the beginning of the Republic to the post 50’s which formed the basis ofTurkish photography in the 60’s, 70’s to today.
In 26 photography exhibitions organized by the Photography Gallery, works by 220 artists from Turkey and other countries have been displayed. Our photography section presented works of young photographers from Turkey and examples from the Museum’s collection in exhibitions opened in Austria, France, Russia and Greece.
In the Contemporary Photography Series talks, the transformation and the development of the art of photography were discussed, based on exhibitions in the Photography Gallery or on important examples chosen from the world of photography.
The number of works in our collection that we initiated seven years ago with 312 pieces amounts to 7311 today. Our photography section, with one of the most important archives in Turkey, continually adds new works to the collection comprising of photographs from different eras, styles and approaches.
After Yesterday is curated by Engin Özendes, who has been the director of the Photography Gallery since the opening of the museum and shaped the character of the collection. This exhibition presents, in a comprehensive way, the richness of the past and the present day while also shedding light on the collection’s potential development in years to come.
Curator: Engin Özendes
Lake Nemrut, Bitlis