İstanbul museum hosts selection from young Turkish collectors

March 23, 2014, Sunday/ 17:03:00

The Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art in İstanbul is currently home to a selection of works from five young collectors from Turkey, offering an inspiring look at the country's booming contemporary art scene.

The “Young Collectors” exhibition, which continues until May 7, “brings to light the efforts of collectors at a formation stage,” the museum said in a press release ahead of the show's March 20 opening.

Work ranging from photographs to performance art and paintings by 25 contemporary artists mostly from Turkey is on display at the show, put together by curator Haşim Nur Gürel and the museum team.

The collectors who lent works to the exhibition are Ahu Büyükkuşoğlu Serter, Ebru Özdemir, Hüma Kabakçı, Mehmet Ali Bakanay and Tansa Mermerci Ekşioğlu.

“These young-generation collectors make an effort to acquire the creations of artists close to their own generation,” the press release read.

Artists whose work is featured in the show include Ali Taptık, Ardan Özmenoğlu, Azade Köker, Burak Delier, Erinç Seymen, Haluk Akakçe, Hatice Güleryüz, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Necla Rüzgar, Nezaket Ekici, Nilbar Güreş, Susan Hefuna, Taner Ceylan and Yuşa Yalçıntaş, among others.

Proje4L/Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art is located at Beybi Giz Plaza on Meydan Sokak in Maslak. For more information, visit www.elgizmuseum.org.

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