About the Museum


Interior View, Istanbul Modern
Murat Germen

Interior View, Istanbul Modern

Exterior View, Istanbul Modern
Copyright: Murat Germen, Murat Germen

Exterior View, Istanbul Modern

Interior View, Istanbul Modern
Murat Germen

Interior View, Istanbul Modern

Interior View, Istanbul Modern
Murat Germen

Interior View, Istanbul Modern

The Istanbul Modern, Turkey’s first private museum to organize modern and contemporary art exhibitions, was founded in 2004 and occupies an 8,000 square meter site on the shores of the Bosphorus.The Istanbul Modern presents a wide variety of works ranging from painting and sculpture to installation and video, from the early 20th century to our day.  Istanbul Modern’s permanent collection features Turkey’s evolution of modern and contemporary art by showcasing works by prominent artists in chronological order.  The texts accompanying the works explain the social, cultural, economic, and political dynamics of this process.  The museum additionally brings together works by prominent representatives of contemporary art from both Turkey and different countries.  

Collection Highlights


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İrfan Önürmen

Untitled
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Manuel Çıtak

Kilyos Beach
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Murat Germen

Muta-morphosis – Istanbul, Zincirlikuyu #01
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Anselm Kiefer

Morgenthau Plan
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Georg Baselitz

Yellowred Orange Turns Into Bluedark
Istanbul Modern: Collection Highlights
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İrfan Önürmen

Untitled, 2000
mixed media on canvas, 175 cm x 240 cm
Private Collection/ Long Term Loan
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Manuel Çıtak

Kilyos Beach, 2000
silver gelatin print, 65 cm x 172 cm
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art Photography Collection
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Copyright: Murat Germen, Photographer: Murat Germen

Murat Germen

Muta-morphosis – Istanbul, Zincirlikuyu #01, 2013
C-print, face mounted to plexiglass, back mounted to composit panel, 102 cm x 180 cm
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art Photography Collection
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Anselm Kiefer

Morgenthau Plan, 2012
acrylic, emulsion, oil and shellac on photograph mounted on canvas, 380 cm x 380 cm
Private Collection/ Long Term Loan
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Georg Baselitz

Yellowred Orange Turns Into Bluedark, 2012
oil on canvas, 200 cm x 180 cm
Private Collection/ Long Term Loan

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Artists in their Time

1 Aug 2015 - 31 Dec 2017
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