Turkish art, art museums, galleries

Istanbul art museums

Turkish art, artists, museums, galleries and culture

The Republic of Turkey Türk Sanat
A reference guide to arts websites and art museums in Turkey

 


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Anatolia *

Anatolia, Wikipedia entry.

Ankara *

Art galleries in Ankara, a directory (no hyperlinks).

Archaeology *

The Archaeological Settlements of Turkey
The Tay Project

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism


Art galleries in Turkey *

Art galleries in Turkey, a name and address directory without web links.

Santralistanbul
The Museum and Contemporary Art Centre on the Golden Horn in Sütlüce.

Artists *

Contemporary Turkish art

Turkish artists. Wikipedia entries.

Turkish artists and where their art can be viewed in art museums worldwide.

Mavi Boncuk Cornucopia
Ottomania and Turcomania

Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology
The Site of Ancient Halicarnassus. 

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Çankaya Contemporary Art Center 

Cinema *

Turkish cinema, an introduction from The Turkish Culture Portal.

Turkish Cinema Newsletter and Blog

Contemporary art in Turkey *

The rise of Turkish contemporary art. GlobalPost article and video.

Contemporary Istanbul
As the most extensive “modern and contemporary art” event in Turkey, Contemporary Istanbul aims to promote the cultural and artistic life of Turkey.

Çankaya Contemporary Art Center

Istanbul Museum of Modern Art 
Sürekli ve süreli sergiler, videolar ve sinema filmleri sunmaktadır.

The Dogançay Museum
Turkey’s first modern art museum, is housed in an historic  building and provides a general overview of a small portion of the prolific oeuvre of Burhan Dogançay, one of Turkey’s leading artists.

Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul

Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum
Digital art, film, video.

SALT: ANA SAYFA
SALT explores critical and timely issues in visual and material culture, and
cultivates innovative programs for research and experimental thinking.

Topçuoğlu, Nazif

Nazif Topçuoğlu
Nazif Topcuoglu. Artnet
Nazif Topcuoglu. Works. Photography Now
Nazif Topcuoglu Facebook

Phoenix with roses. Pavement mosaic (marble and limestone), 2nd half of the 3rd century AD. From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch-on-the-Orontes (now Antakya).
Phoenix with roses. Pavement mosaic (marble and limestone), 2nd half of the 3rd century AD. From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch-on-the-Orontes (now Antakya).

Directories, portals *

Turkish Culture Portal
A carefully curated site by The Turkish Cultural Foundation. Art, literature, crafts, performing arts, architecture.

Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art Istanbul,
hosts the Elgiz Collection at the main exhibition hall. The Elgiz Collection consists of international and local established and emerging artists. The project room of the museum, called Artvarium, hosts temporary exhibitions to support contemporary artists.

Ephesus *

Ephesus, a panoramic tour of the ancient city.

Ephesus
History, information and pictures of Ephesus.

Wikipedia entry on Epheseus

The Ephesus Archaeological Site

Events, festivals *

Fairs, festivals and events in Turkey.
A guide from All About Turkey.

Contemporary Istanbul
As the most extensive “modern and contemporary art” event in Turkey, Contemporary Istanbul aims to promote the cultural and artistic life of Turkey.

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Fabrics, textiles

Fabrics and patterns in Turkey. An overview from The Turkish Culture.

Istanbul *

Chora Museum
The Kariye Camii, with its glorious mosaics and frescoes, holds an important place in the hearts of many lovers of old Istanbul.

Contemporary Istanbul
As the most extensive modern and contemporary art event in Turkey, Contemporary Istanbul aims to promote the cultural and artistic life of Turkey.
For four days, Contemporary Istanbul hosts national and international galleries, artists from all over the world, collectors, museum directors, curators, art critics, members of press and art lovers at Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC).

The Dogançay Museum
Turkey’s first modern art museum, is housed in an historic  building and provides a general overview of a small portion of the prolific oeuvre of Burhan Dogançay, one of Turkey’s leading artists.

Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art Istanbul.

Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum
Digital art, film, video.

Istanbul Art
Lebriz.com

Istanbul Art House
Turkish painters, tradtional arts, exhibitions.

The Istanbul Art-Boom Bubble. New York Times

Istanbul Art International
ArtInternational launched in September 2013 at the Haliç Congress Centre in Istanbul.  Bringing together leading international and local galleries, this leading modern and contemporary art fair in Istanbul offers access to new art from Turkey, Europe, the US, the Middle East and beyond.

If Istanbul International Independent Film Festival

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts
The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) was founded in 1973 with the goal of offering the Turkish public opportunities to experience the finest examples of cultural and artistic production from around the world. In addition to organising festivals, biennials and events in Turkey and abroad, the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts is involved in conserving traditional arts and cultural heritage.

Istanbul Museum of Modern Art

Istanbul Literature Review
A quarterly online literary magazine in which you van find short stories, poetry and articles.

Istanbul travel guide. 
Galata Tower, Tugra of Sultan, the Golden Horn, etc.

Istanbul web links guide. 
Open Directory Project

Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts

Ministry of Culture, Turkey

SALT: ANA SAYFA
SALT explores critical and timely issues in visual and material culture, and cultivates innovative programs for research and experimental thinking.

Subvoid
Physical theatre and new media.

Galleries and art museums in Istanbul *

Istanbul Modern
The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey’s first private museum to organize modern and contemporary art exhibitions, was founded in 2004. Its vision is to collect, preserve, exhibit and document works of modern and contemporary art and make them accessible to art lovers.

The Museum of Innocence
The Museum of Innocence is both a novel by Orhan Pamuk and a museum. From the very beginnings of the project, since the 1990s, Pamuk has conceived of novel and museum together. The novel, which is about love, is set between 1974 and the early ’00s, and describes life in Istanbul between 1950 and 2000 through memories and flashbacks centred around two families – one wealthy, the other lower middle class. The museum presents what the novel’s characters used, wore, heard, saw, collected and dreamed of, all meticulously arranged in boxes and display cabinets.

Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum
(iS.CaM) is an independent, artist-run museum established in Istanbul in 1997. It develops, evolves and collaborates with other institutions and networks.

Borusan Contemporary
Borusan Contemporary is a museum and a multi-platform program of exhibitions, events, educational initiatives, new commissions and site specific installations rooted in the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection. The entire building including the galleries, office space, café, BC Shop and outdoor terraces with breathtaking views of the Bosphorus are open to the public on the weekends.

Santral Istanbul
Santral Istanbul is an international platform for arts, culture and learning. It has hosted many national and international exhibitions since opening.

Proje 4L Elgiz Çağdaş Sanat Müzesi
A private collection of contemporary art.

Pera Museum
The museum displays Orientalist paintings and Ottoman artifacts,  but also modernist works by artists such as Picasso, Botero and Chagall.

Galeri Mana

Rodeo Gallery

Gallerist

Galeri Nev

The Web Biennial
The Web Biennial ( WB)  is an online Art exhibition of of net-art. It is organised by Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum.

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Karagoz traditional Turkish shadow theatre.

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Libraries in Turkey *

Anadolu University Library

Bilkent University Library

National Library of Turkey

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Ministry of Culture Web Portal

Monuments in Turkey *

Monuments and memorials in Turkey.
Wikipedia entries

Touring Turkey and its Ancient Sites and Monuments
Touring Turkey

Memmius Monument, Ephesus
This Monument is situated on the north side of the Domitian Square. It was constructed during the reign of Augustus in the 1st century A.D.

Museums *

Santralistanbul
The Museum and Contemporary Art Centre on the Golden Horn in Sütlüce.

Istanbul Museum of Modern Art 
Sürekli ve süreli sergiler, videolar ve sinema filmleri sunmaktadır.

The Dogançay Museum
Turkey’s first modern art museum, is housed in an historic  building and provides a general overview of a small portion of the prolific oeuvre of Burhan Dogançay, one of Turkey’s leading artists.

Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art Istanbul.

The Pera Museum, Pera Muzesi
The Pera Museum is the first step of a comprehensive cultural endeavor which the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation has launched at this venue in Istanbul for the purpose of providing cultural services on a variety of levels.

Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum
Digital art, film, video.

Istanbul Art House
Turkish painters, traditional arts, exhibitions.

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts

Music *

Muzik Ogretmenleri Sitesi
A music education site.

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Organizations *

Cafer Sadık Abalıoğlu Education And Culture Foundation
Mission: ‘To carry out educational and cultural activities,which contribute to the progress of the nation’s progress, regional development, and maintenance of its cultural prosperity.’

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts

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Performing arts in Turkey, from The Turkish Culture Portal.

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Tourism, travel in Turkey *

Turkey Online
Travel and information guide to Turkey.

Tourism in Turkey
Wikipedia entry.

Go Turkey. The official travel & holiday guide
Plan your holiday with maps, information and booking tools to Turkey’s destinations.

Turkey Vacations, Tourism and Turkey Travel Reviews
Trip Advisor

Istanbul travel guide. 
Galata Tower, Tugra of Sultan, the Golden Horn, etc.

Ministry of Culture, Turkey.

Turkish Culture Portal
A carefully curated site by The Turkish Cultural Foundation. Art, literature, crafts, performing arts, architecture.

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Video art in Turkey *

Simulasyon.net

Ebenzin

Simulation-simulation

Sinasi Video Art

Sinasi Gunes