Beyond the Apparent


6 Foreword
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç

8 Foreword
Erdem Başçı

10 Beyond the Apparent - Visit to a Collection
Zeynep Yasa-Yaman

i. The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey’s Art Collection 12
ii. History of Modern/Contemporary Art in Turkey 15
iii. New Government, New Modernism 42
iv. The 1960: Banning is Banned 64
v. Where is Art? Where is History? 86
vi. Art in a Globalised World 125
vii. A Visit to the 1950-2000 Exhibition 141
viii. What Do You Think? 151

154 Bibliography

180 Artists

The collection of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, which was founded on 3 October 1931, is comprised of modern/contemporary works of art, such as paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and installations created with different techniques and means of expression by artists of different generations, born between 1882 and 1960, and produced their respective works over a hundred years from 1908 onwards to date. The collection brings into view key current discussions on Turkey and additionally offers an idea about the changing art concepts during this process. Curated by Zeynep Yasa Yaman, the exhibition and catalogue showcase a selection from this rich collection.

Date of Publication: 2011
Number of pages:  265
ISBN: 978-975-9123-90-1