About Istanbul Modern Art Museum

Istanbul Modern Art Museum
Istanbul Modern Art Museum

Istanbul Modern Art Museum or shortly Istanbul Modern is Turkey's first modern art museum. Established by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) under the leadership of the Eczacıbaşı family, the museum was opened to visitors on 11 December 2004.

Located in Karaköy port, between Mimar Sinan University Faculty of Fine Arts and Tophane-i Amire, Istanbul Modern was brought to life by transforming the warehouse building no.4, which was built as a dry cargo warehouse for TC Denizcilik İşletmeleri, into a museum. Held in 2003. 8. hosts of the International Istanbul Biennial building was allocated as a museum by the prime minister and his Turkey to the completion of construction of before the December 17 date will be given a date to the deliberations for EU membership request on December 11 opened in 2004 with the service.

Until the current building is rebuilt due to the Galataport project, it plans to move to the Package Post Office building in Karaköy in 2019.


New Works, New Horizons
New Works, New Horizons, Turkey at the beginning of the process that had produced up to today's contemporary art, 20th century art historical transformations taking place in Turkey offers the artist and the viewer out of work.

The Istanbul Modern Collection hosts works from different disciplines, ranging from painting to sculpture, from installation to video.


President Abdullah Gül presented the 2010 Presidential Culture and Art Grand Awards to Cemal Kafadar in the field of history, Ergin İnan in the field of painting, and Oya Eczacıbaşı on behalf of Istanbul Modern as a cultural and artistic institution on Wednesday, December 5th, at the Çankaya Mansion. .

Oya Eczacıbaşı, Chairman of the Board of Istanbul Modern, and Görgün Taner, General Manager of İKSV, were awarded the Legion d'Honneur medal. The award was given by the French Ambassador to Ankara, Bernard Emie.

In the evaluation made within the scope of the European Museum Forum (EMF) held in Bursa in 2009, the Istanbul Modern Art Museum received a special award for its expertise in museology, its innovative perspective and the importance it attaches to its visitors.


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