Borsa İstanbul takes on the sponsorship of Istanbul Modern’s free admission days "Your Thursday" and "Young Tuesday"
With Borsa İstanbul's sponsorship, Istanbul Modern is offering free admission to everyone on Thursdays at its temporary space in Beyoğlu and free admission to young people on Tuesdays.
As part of its mission to support art, an important part of social development, Borsa İstanbul is supporting Turkey's first modern and contemporary art museum through its sponsorship of the museum's "Your Thursday" and "Young Tuesday" projects. Thanks to this sponsorship, Istanbul Modern is open to the public free of charge every Thursday between 11.00-17.00 and on Tuesdays between 14.00-17.00 for young people between the ages of 18-25.
The opening bell rang for art
The opening bell ceremony for the sponsorship of "Your Thursday" and "Young Tuesday" was held at Borsa İstanbul on September 22 with the participation of Borsa İstanbul General Manager Mehmet Hakan Atilla and Istanbul Modern Museum Director Levent Çalıkoğlu.
Speaking at the ceremony, Borsa İstanbul General Manager Mehmet Hakan Atilla said, “Art is a profound subject, so it would not be right for me to comment on it; I can only express how it makes me feel. Art is one of the most important building blocks of social life, and it always awakens positive feelings in me. Aside from aesthetics, there is an aspect of art that makes people feel good. We are happy to be able to provide our fellow citizens access to positive subjects, especially during these pandemic days. Of course, you know that the stock market is a financial structure, and we are more involved with mathematics and calculations. Emotional issues do not have much place in our lives. Through this collaboration with Istanbul Modern, we hope to compensate for these missing emotional aspects”.
Istanbul Modern Director Levent Çalıkoğlu noted that the museum had brought art and audiences of all ages together since its establishment in 2004. He added that the support of Borsa İstanbul was all the more important during the difficult times of the pandemic, and said:
“Istanbul Modern has organized exhibitions that millions of visitors have visited, provided art education to hundreds of thousands of children and young people, and programmed countless events and film screenings; through these activities we are contributing to the development of future art lovers. We are very happy that Borsa İstanbul has supported us in our mission to spread the healing power of art by taking on the sponsorship of free admission days at our museum's temporary space in Beyoğlu."
Meet-ups with artists, workshops and events
Visitors can see all exhibitions at Istanbul Modern free of charge and attend events, artist workshops and film screenings taking place once a month.
“Your Thursday Artist Workshops” consists of workshops, short interviews, and events where artists share their creative processes and artistic experiences with participants. Through these events, Istanbul Modern invites visitors to explore the museum, the artwork, and the processes of artistic production, while also opening the doors to the rich experience of getting to know artists and producing with them. As part of the "Young Tuesday Events", special programs bring young people together with art and artists.
*Free admission on Thursdays for residents of Turkey.