Borusan Contemporary Attracts A Stream Of Visitors

20 September 2011
Borusan Contemporary, opened by the Minister of Culture and Tourism Ertuğrul Günay on Saturday, September 17th, visited by around 2000 guests on its first weekend. Art lovers toured with interest the 'Seven New Works' exhibition, which included video works of seven artists, and the 'Segment #1' exhibition, bringing together selected works from the Borusan Collection. Perili Köşk with its historical architecture, and the unique examples of contemporary art can be visited free of charge on the weekends until 1 October 2011.

Turkey's first office museum Borusan Contemporary attracted great attention from art lovers. Around 2000 guests including the invited guests for the opening visited 'Perili Köşk' (the Haunted House or the Kiosk with Fairies), one of the leading examples of Istanbul's cultural heritage, hosting Borusan Holding's headquarters since 2007.

Borusan Contemporary is a hotspot for foreign art professionals

İKSV Bienal VIP groups, including collectors, gallery owners, museum directors, curators and artists who came to İstanbul for the Bienal visited Borusan Contemporary. Collectors and art lovers who came to İstanbul with 'Art Travel' art tours and the collector guests of one of Switzerland's leading investment consultancy companies, Quilvest, were also among Borusan Contemporary's guests.

The New York Times Europe recommended Borusan Contemporary

The New York Times Europe, one of world's leading publications, carried İstanbul's colorful arts & culture life, which became more alive with Bienal, to its pages. The news story mentioned that 4 thousand art professionals and 700 journalists from all over the world came to İstanbul. And it emphasized that the office museum Borusan Contemporary is a must-see location within the scope of Bienal.

Borusan Contemporary opens with two different exhibitions

The "Seven New Works" exhibition, which included video art by Esra Ersen, Burak Arıkan, Gülsün Karamustafa, Cevdet Erek, Nasan Tur, Ergin Çavuşoğlu ve Aslı Çavuşoğlu attracted great attention. The works that are displayed at the exhibition drew attention by showing how diverse and different paradoxes are. The exhibition displays how a global content isn't possible in art just like in daily life.

Selected from the Borusan Collection, works by artists of different generations and cultures took place at the "Segment #1" exhibit. Visitors got the chance to observe the works at different parts of the building and in offices. They observed the best examples of modern art as well as Perili Köşk's unique architecture. Bringing up the different affinities of modern art, "Segment #1" drew attention by displaying a multi-voice exhibition model.
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