Istanbul Modern invites art lovers to come and view its newest collection exhibition at its temporary space in Beyoğlu. The exhibition brings together modern works of art themed around nature and the environment that charts out the progression of abstract and figurative painting within Turkey’s art scene post 1950. This is the first time ever that the some 40 paintings by 30 artists -including 2 artist duos- are on public display on 2 floors.
The second floor of the museum focuses on recent works by artists who are interested in ecological works, and seeks to bring light to the cultural reflections of nature through painting, sculpture, video, installation, and photography. Bring together artists from different generations, the selection draws attention to the destruction of nature, the depletion of natural resources, and the inevitable rise of ecological problems. The third floor of the museum presents a chronological selection of iconic abstract and figurative paintings to show the development of these movements in Turkey post 1950. The first section illustrates the visual and intellectual influence of Anatolian and Islamic culture on abstract painting ground in a lyrical and geometric approach. The second section displays the trajectory from social realism to figurative paining in the New Figurative approaches of the 1970s and the expressionist and conceptual art of the 1980s.
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