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We take a look back at Istanbul Calling, Christie's auction to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of İKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts), one of the leading art institutions of Turkey, Christie's have organised the auction Istanbul Calling both to celebrate the institution’s anniversary as well as to benefit its new Young Artists Fund. Being the first Christie’s auction to be held for the benefit of a culture and art institution from Turkey, all proceeds from the sale will be given to the Young Artist Fund, which was created to contribute to the production of new works by young artists. The auction, which consists of twenty-three donated artworks of painting, pottery, photography, sculpture, print and collage, mainly features works by emerging as well as established artists from Turkey and with ties to Turkey. For each artist’s work sold in the auction, İKSV will pay 25% of the proceeds from the fund to the artists who donated their works for the auction.

Founded in 1973, İKSV contributed greatly to the establishment of the biennial and festival phenomenon in Turkey, organising the Istanbul Biennial, the Istanbul Film, Theatre, Music and Jazz Festivals, as well as the Turkish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The institution, which is a non-profit and works for the benefit of the public, also regularly conducts research and prepares reports in order to contribute to the development of cultural policies. İKSV also contributes financially to artists for their new art production through incentive award and grants.

The artworks from the auction by Mehmet Güleryüz, Shirin Neshat and Beauford Delaney. Image by Christie’s

Among the artists participating at the auction, there are international names such as Shirin Neshat, Nasan Tur and Renée Levi. Artists who created new artworks for the auction include Rasim Aksan, Burçak Bingöl, Taner Ceylan, Ebru Döşekçi, Ahmet Doğu İpek, İhsan Oturmak, Yağız Özgen and Seçkin Pirim. The auction includes also a significant number of contemporary cross-generational female artists such as Burçak Bingöl, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Gözde İlkin and Aslı Çavuşoğlu. Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye and Elif Uras, whose works are included in important collections such as V&A, also participated in the auction with their eye-catching contemporary ceramic works. The digital artist Refik Anadol's sculpture Molecular Architecture, which is exhibited for the first time with the contribution of the academician Gökhan S. Hotamışlıgil, is among the most interesting works within the auction. Highlights of the auction include the never-before-seen portraits of the famous writer James Baldwin and actress Gülriz Sururi, painted by Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) during his stay in Istanbul in the 1960s.

Beauford Delaney, Portrait of James Baldwin, 1966. Photography by Christie’s

One of the most striking pieces among the works exhibited at the auction is the ceramic work of Elif Uras titled Pregnant Coil. Uras views ceramics as the perfect vehicle for addressing the conflict between modernity and tradition and in Pregnant Coil, by merging traditional non-figurative Turkish patterns with Western figurative elements she investigates the status of women in the context of East-West conflict paradigm, and the shifting class and gender structure of a globalised word where culture is increasingly infused with consumerism.

Elif Uras, Pregnant Coil, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Zeynep Fırat

Another piece worth mentioning is Rasim Aksan’s painting Live A Life You Will Remember. Being one of Turkey’s most revered hyperrealist painter, Aksan uses an archive of thousands of images collected both from the internet and his own photography while forming the composition of his paintings. In Live A Life You Will Remember, the artist fills an unknown resident’s recently vacated bedroom with images from the art-historical canon, such as Japanese printmaking, Egyptian hieroglyphics, classical European sculpture, ancient Greek amphoras and surrealism, among others, to explore an aesthetic of beauty and grace, tradition and modernity.

Rasim Aksan, Live A Life You Will Remember, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Hadiye Cangökçe

Bülent Eczacıbaşı, the chairperson of the IKSV, states: 

“We have established the İKSV 50th Anniversary Young Artists Fund, a new fund to support young people working in a wide range of disciplines from music to theatre, cinema to contemporary art. We will use this fund to give commissions and support ongoing projects by artists just beginning their careers. We will open up spaces in our festivals for their projects and create opportunities for them to reach art professionals from around the world, strengthening their international connections. The donations you make to the fund through this charity auction will support these efforts and contribute to the vitality and future of Turkey’s arts ecosystem”.

Make sure to check the gowithYamo website for more of the latest information on Turkish art.

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Christie’s Support for Young Turkish Artists
We take a look back at Istanbul Calling, Christie's auction to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of İKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts), one of the leading art institutions of Turkey, Christie's have organised the auction Istanbul Calling both to celebrate the institution’s anniversary as well as to benefit its new Young Artists Fund. Being the first Christie’s auction to be held for the benefit of a culture and art institution from Turkey, all proceeds from the sale will be given to the Young Artist Fund, which was created to contribute to the production of new works by young artists. The auction, which consists of twenty-three donated artworks of painting, pottery, photography, sculpture, print and collage, mainly features works by emerging as well as established artists from Turkey and with ties to Turkey. For each artist’s work sold in the auction, İKSV will pay 25% of the proceeds from the fund to the artists who donated their works for the auction.

Founded in 1973, İKSV contributed greatly to the establishment of the biennial and festival phenomenon in Turkey, organising the Istanbul Biennial, the Istanbul Film, Theatre, Music and Jazz Festivals, as well as the Turkish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The institution, which is a non-profit and works for the benefit of the public, also regularly conducts research and prepares reports in order to contribute to the development of cultural policies. İKSV also contributes financially to artists for their new art production through incentive award and grants.

The artworks from the auction by Mehmet Güleryüz, Shirin Neshat and Beauford Delaney. Image by Christie’s

Among the artists participating at the auction, there are international names such as Shirin Neshat, Nasan Tur and Renée Levi. Artists who created new artworks for the auction include Rasim Aksan, Burçak Bingöl, Taner Ceylan, Ebru Döşekçi, Ahmet Doğu İpek, İhsan Oturmak, Yağız Özgen and Seçkin Pirim. The auction includes also a significant number of contemporary cross-generational female artists such as Burçak Bingöl, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Gözde İlkin and Aslı Çavuşoğlu. Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye and Elif Uras, whose works are included in important collections such as V&A, also participated in the auction with their eye-catching contemporary ceramic works. The digital artist Refik Anadol's sculpture Molecular Architecture, which is exhibited for the first time with the contribution of the academician Gökhan S. Hotamışlıgil, is among the most interesting works within the auction. Highlights of the auction include the never-before-seen portraits of the famous writer James Baldwin and actress Gülriz Sururi, painted by Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) during his stay in Istanbul in the 1960s.

Beauford Delaney, Portrait of James Baldwin, 1966. Photography by Christie’s

One of the most striking pieces among the works exhibited at the auction is the ceramic work of Elif Uras titled Pregnant Coil. Uras views ceramics as the perfect vehicle for addressing the conflict between modernity and tradition and in Pregnant Coil, by merging traditional non-figurative Turkish patterns with Western figurative elements she investigates the status of women in the context of East-West conflict paradigm, and the shifting class and gender structure of a globalised word where culture is increasingly infused with consumerism.

Elif Uras, Pregnant Coil, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Zeynep Fırat

Another piece worth mentioning is Rasim Aksan’s painting Live A Life You Will Remember. Being one of Turkey’s most revered hyperrealist painter, Aksan uses an archive of thousands of images collected both from the internet and his own photography while forming the composition of his paintings. In Live A Life You Will Remember, the artist fills an unknown resident’s recently vacated bedroom with images from the art-historical canon, such as Japanese printmaking, Egyptian hieroglyphics, classical European sculpture, ancient Greek amphoras and surrealism, among others, to explore an aesthetic of beauty and grace, tradition and modernity.

Rasim Aksan, Live A Life You Will Remember, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Hadiye Cangökçe

Bülent Eczacıbaşı, the chairperson of the IKSV, states: 

“We have established the İKSV 50th Anniversary Young Artists Fund, a new fund to support young people working in a wide range of disciplines from music to theatre, cinema to contemporary art. We will use this fund to give commissions and support ongoing projects by artists just beginning their careers. We will open up spaces in our festivals for their projects and create opportunities for them to reach art professionals from around the world, strengthening their international connections. The donations you make to the fund through this charity auction will support these efforts and contribute to the vitality and future of Turkey’s arts ecosystem”.

Make sure to check the gowithYamo website for more of the latest information on Turkish art.

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Christie’s Support for Young Turkish Artists
We take a look back at Istanbul Calling, Christie's auction to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of İKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts), one of the leading art institutions of Turkey, Christie's have organised the auction Istanbul Calling both to celebrate the institution’s anniversary as well as to benefit its new Young Artists Fund. Being the first Christie’s auction to be held for the benefit of a culture and art institution from Turkey, all proceeds from the sale will be given to the Young Artist Fund, which was created to contribute to the production of new works by young artists. The auction, which consists of twenty-three donated artworks of painting, pottery, photography, sculpture, print and collage, mainly features works by emerging as well as established artists from Turkey and with ties to Turkey. For each artist’s work sold in the auction, İKSV will pay 25% of the proceeds from the fund to the artists who donated their works for the auction.

Founded in 1973, İKSV contributed greatly to the establishment of the biennial and festival phenomenon in Turkey, organising the Istanbul Biennial, the Istanbul Film, Theatre, Music and Jazz Festivals, as well as the Turkish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The institution, which is a non-profit and works for the benefit of the public, also regularly conducts research and prepares reports in order to contribute to the development of cultural policies. İKSV also contributes financially to artists for their new art production through incentive award and grants.

The artworks from the auction by Mehmet Güleryüz, Shirin Neshat and Beauford Delaney. Image by Christie’s

Among the artists participating at the auction, there are international names such as Shirin Neshat, Nasan Tur and Renée Levi. Artists who created new artworks for the auction include Rasim Aksan, Burçak Bingöl, Taner Ceylan, Ebru Döşekçi, Ahmet Doğu İpek, İhsan Oturmak, Yağız Özgen and Seçkin Pirim. The auction includes also a significant number of contemporary cross-generational female artists such as Burçak Bingöl, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Gözde İlkin and Aslı Çavuşoğlu. Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye and Elif Uras, whose works are included in important collections such as V&A, also participated in the auction with their eye-catching contemporary ceramic works. The digital artist Refik Anadol's sculpture Molecular Architecture, which is exhibited for the first time with the contribution of the academician Gökhan S. Hotamışlıgil, is among the most interesting works within the auction. Highlights of the auction include the never-before-seen portraits of the famous writer James Baldwin and actress Gülriz Sururi, painted by Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) during his stay in Istanbul in the 1960s.

Beauford Delaney, Portrait of James Baldwin, 1966. Photography by Christie’s

One of the most striking pieces among the works exhibited at the auction is the ceramic work of Elif Uras titled Pregnant Coil. Uras views ceramics as the perfect vehicle for addressing the conflict between modernity and tradition and in Pregnant Coil, by merging traditional non-figurative Turkish patterns with Western figurative elements she investigates the status of women in the context of East-West conflict paradigm, and the shifting class and gender structure of a globalised word where culture is increasingly infused with consumerism.

Elif Uras, Pregnant Coil, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Zeynep Fırat

Another piece worth mentioning is Rasim Aksan’s painting Live A Life You Will Remember. Being one of Turkey’s most revered hyperrealist painter, Aksan uses an archive of thousands of images collected both from the internet and his own photography while forming the composition of his paintings. In Live A Life You Will Remember, the artist fills an unknown resident’s recently vacated bedroom with images from the art-historical canon, such as Japanese printmaking, Egyptian hieroglyphics, classical European sculpture, ancient Greek amphoras and surrealism, among others, to explore an aesthetic of beauty and grace, tradition and modernity.

Rasim Aksan, Live A Life You Will Remember, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Hadiye Cangökçe

Bülent Eczacıbaşı, the chairperson of the IKSV, states: 

“We have established the İKSV 50th Anniversary Young Artists Fund, a new fund to support young people working in a wide range of disciplines from music to theatre, cinema to contemporary art. We will use this fund to give commissions and support ongoing projects by artists just beginning their careers. We will open up spaces in our festivals for their projects and create opportunities for them to reach art professionals from around the world, strengthening their international connections. The donations you make to the fund through this charity auction will support these efforts and contribute to the vitality and future of Turkey’s arts ecosystem”.

Make sure to check the gowithYamo website for more of the latest information on Turkish art.

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Christie’s Support for Young Turkish Artists
We take a look back at Istanbul Calling, Christie's auction to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of İKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts), one of the leading art institutions of Turkey, Christie's have organised the auction Istanbul Calling both to celebrate the institution’s anniversary as well as to benefit its new Young Artists Fund. Being the first Christie’s auction to be held for the benefit of a culture and art institution from Turkey, all proceeds from the sale will be given to the Young Artist Fund, which was created to contribute to the production of new works by young artists. The auction, which consists of twenty-three donated artworks of painting, pottery, photography, sculpture, print and collage, mainly features works by emerging as well as established artists from Turkey and with ties to Turkey. For each artist’s work sold in the auction, İKSV will pay 25% of the proceeds from the fund to the artists who donated their works for the auction.

Founded in 1973, İKSV contributed greatly to the establishment of the biennial and festival phenomenon in Turkey, organising the Istanbul Biennial, the Istanbul Film, Theatre, Music and Jazz Festivals, as well as the Turkish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The institution, which is a non-profit and works for the benefit of the public, also regularly conducts research and prepares reports in order to contribute to the development of cultural policies. İKSV also contributes financially to artists for their new art production through incentive award and grants.

The artworks from the auction by Mehmet Güleryüz, Shirin Neshat and Beauford Delaney. Image by Christie’s

Among the artists participating at the auction, there are international names such as Shirin Neshat, Nasan Tur and Renée Levi. Artists who created new artworks for the auction include Rasim Aksan, Burçak Bingöl, Taner Ceylan, Ebru Döşekçi, Ahmet Doğu İpek, İhsan Oturmak, Yağız Özgen and Seçkin Pirim. The auction includes also a significant number of contemporary cross-generational female artists such as Burçak Bingöl, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Gözde İlkin and Aslı Çavuşoğlu. Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye and Elif Uras, whose works are included in important collections such as V&A, also participated in the auction with their eye-catching contemporary ceramic works. The digital artist Refik Anadol's sculpture Molecular Architecture, which is exhibited for the first time with the contribution of the academician Gökhan S. Hotamışlıgil, is among the most interesting works within the auction. Highlights of the auction include the never-before-seen portraits of the famous writer James Baldwin and actress Gülriz Sururi, painted by Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) during his stay in Istanbul in the 1960s.

Beauford Delaney, Portrait of James Baldwin, 1966. Photography by Christie’s

One of the most striking pieces among the works exhibited at the auction is the ceramic work of Elif Uras titled Pregnant Coil. Uras views ceramics as the perfect vehicle for addressing the conflict between modernity and tradition and in Pregnant Coil, by merging traditional non-figurative Turkish patterns with Western figurative elements she investigates the status of women in the context of East-West conflict paradigm, and the shifting class and gender structure of a globalised word where culture is increasingly infused with consumerism.

Elif Uras, Pregnant Coil, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Zeynep Fırat

Another piece worth mentioning is Rasim Aksan’s painting Live A Life You Will Remember. Being one of Turkey’s most revered hyperrealist painter, Aksan uses an archive of thousands of images collected both from the internet and his own photography while forming the composition of his paintings. In Live A Life You Will Remember, the artist fills an unknown resident’s recently vacated bedroom with images from the art-historical canon, such as Japanese printmaking, Egyptian hieroglyphics, classical European sculpture, ancient Greek amphoras and surrealism, among others, to explore an aesthetic of beauty and grace, tradition and modernity.

Rasim Aksan, Live A Life You Will Remember, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Hadiye Cangökçe

Bülent Eczacıbaşı, the chairperson of the IKSV, states: 

“We have established the İKSV 50th Anniversary Young Artists Fund, a new fund to support young people working in a wide range of disciplines from music to theatre, cinema to contemporary art. We will use this fund to give commissions and support ongoing projects by artists just beginning their careers. We will open up spaces in our festivals for their projects and create opportunities for them to reach art professionals from around the world, strengthening their international connections. The donations you make to the fund through this charity auction will support these efforts and contribute to the vitality and future of Turkey’s arts ecosystem”.

Make sure to check the gowithYamo website for more of the latest information on Turkish art.

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Christie’s Support for Young Turkish Artists
We take a look back at Istanbul Calling, Christie's auction to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of İKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts), one of the leading art institutions of Turkey, Christie's have organised the auction Istanbul Calling both to celebrate the institution’s anniversary as well as to benefit its new Young Artists Fund. Being the first Christie’s auction to be held for the benefit of a culture and art institution from Turkey, all proceeds from the sale will be given to the Young Artist Fund, which was created to contribute to the production of new works by young artists. The auction, which consists of twenty-three donated artworks of painting, pottery, photography, sculpture, print and collage, mainly features works by emerging as well as established artists from Turkey and with ties to Turkey. For each artist’s work sold in the auction, İKSV will pay 25% of the proceeds from the fund to the artists who donated their works for the auction.

Founded in 1973, İKSV contributed greatly to the establishment of the biennial and festival phenomenon in Turkey, organising the Istanbul Biennial, the Istanbul Film, Theatre, Music and Jazz Festivals, as well as the Turkish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The institution, which is a non-profit and works for the benefit of the public, also regularly conducts research and prepares reports in order to contribute to the development of cultural policies. İKSV also contributes financially to artists for their new art production through incentive award and grants.

The artworks from the auction by Mehmet Güleryüz, Shirin Neshat and Beauford Delaney. Image by Christie’s

Among the artists participating at the auction, there are international names such as Shirin Neshat, Nasan Tur and Renée Levi. Artists who created new artworks for the auction include Rasim Aksan, Burçak Bingöl, Taner Ceylan, Ebru Döşekçi, Ahmet Doğu İpek, İhsan Oturmak, Yağız Özgen and Seçkin Pirim. The auction includes also a significant number of contemporary cross-generational female artists such as Burçak Bingöl, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Gözde İlkin and Aslı Çavuşoğlu. Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye and Elif Uras, whose works are included in important collections such as V&A, also participated in the auction with their eye-catching contemporary ceramic works. The digital artist Refik Anadol's sculpture Molecular Architecture, which is exhibited for the first time with the contribution of the academician Gökhan S. Hotamışlıgil, is among the most interesting works within the auction. Highlights of the auction include the never-before-seen portraits of the famous writer James Baldwin and actress Gülriz Sururi, painted by Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) during his stay in Istanbul in the 1960s.

Beauford Delaney, Portrait of James Baldwin, 1966. Photography by Christie’s

One of the most striking pieces among the works exhibited at the auction is the ceramic work of Elif Uras titled Pregnant Coil. Uras views ceramics as the perfect vehicle for addressing the conflict between modernity and tradition and in Pregnant Coil, by merging traditional non-figurative Turkish patterns with Western figurative elements she investigates the status of women in the context of East-West conflict paradigm, and the shifting class and gender structure of a globalised word where culture is increasingly infused with consumerism.

Elif Uras, Pregnant Coil, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Zeynep Fırat

Another piece worth mentioning is Rasim Aksan’s painting Live A Life You Will Remember. Being one of Turkey’s most revered hyperrealist painter, Aksan uses an archive of thousands of images collected both from the internet and his own photography while forming the composition of his paintings. In Live A Life You Will Remember, the artist fills an unknown resident’s recently vacated bedroom with images from the art-historical canon, such as Japanese printmaking, Egyptian hieroglyphics, classical European sculpture, ancient Greek amphoras and surrealism, among others, to explore an aesthetic of beauty and grace, tradition and modernity.

Rasim Aksan, Live A Life You Will Remember, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Hadiye Cangökçe

Bülent Eczacıbaşı, the chairperson of the IKSV, states: 

“We have established the İKSV 50th Anniversary Young Artists Fund, a new fund to support young people working in a wide range of disciplines from music to theatre, cinema to contemporary art. We will use this fund to give commissions and support ongoing projects by artists just beginning their careers. We will open up spaces in our festivals for their projects and create opportunities for them to reach art professionals from around the world, strengthening their international connections. The donations you make to the fund through this charity auction will support these efforts and contribute to the vitality and future of Turkey’s arts ecosystem”.

Make sure to check the gowithYamo website for more of the latest information on Turkish art.

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Christie’s Support for Young Turkish Artists

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of İKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts), one of the leading art institutions of Turkey, Christie's have organised the auction Istanbul Calling both to celebrate the institution’s anniversary as well as to benefit its new Young Artists Fund. Being the first Christie’s auction to be held for the benefit of a culture and art institution from Turkey, all proceeds from the sale will be given to the Young Artist Fund, which was created to contribute to the production of new works by young artists. The auction, which consists of twenty-three donated artworks of painting, pottery, photography, sculpture, print and collage, mainly features works by emerging as well as established artists from Turkey and with ties to Turkey. For each artist’s work sold in the auction, İKSV will pay 25% of the proceeds from the fund to the artists who donated their works for the auction.

Founded in 1973, İKSV contributed greatly to the establishment of the biennial and festival phenomenon in Turkey, organising the Istanbul Biennial, the Istanbul Film, Theatre, Music and Jazz Festivals, as well as the Turkish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The institution, which is a non-profit and works for the benefit of the public, also regularly conducts research and prepares reports in order to contribute to the development of cultural policies. İKSV also contributes financially to artists for their new art production through incentive award and grants.

The artworks from the auction by Mehmet Güleryüz, Shirin Neshat and Beauford Delaney. Image by Christie’s

Among the artists participating at the auction, there are international names such as Shirin Neshat, Nasan Tur and Renée Levi. Artists who created new artworks for the auction include Rasim Aksan, Burçak Bingöl, Taner Ceylan, Ebru Döşekçi, Ahmet Doğu İpek, İhsan Oturmak, Yağız Özgen and Seçkin Pirim. The auction includes also a significant number of contemporary cross-generational female artists such as Burçak Bingöl, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Gözde İlkin and Aslı Çavuşoğlu. Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye and Elif Uras, whose works are included in important collections such as V&A, also participated in the auction with their eye-catching contemporary ceramic works. The digital artist Refik Anadol's sculpture Molecular Architecture, which is exhibited for the first time with the contribution of the academician Gökhan S. Hotamışlıgil, is among the most interesting works within the auction. Highlights of the auction include the never-before-seen portraits of the famous writer James Baldwin and actress Gülriz Sururi, painted by Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) during his stay in Istanbul in the 1960s.

Beauford Delaney, Portrait of James Baldwin, 1966. Photography by Christie’s

One of the most striking pieces among the works exhibited at the auction is the ceramic work of Elif Uras titled Pregnant Coil. Uras views ceramics as the perfect vehicle for addressing the conflict between modernity and tradition and in Pregnant Coil, by merging traditional non-figurative Turkish patterns with Western figurative elements she investigates the status of women in the context of East-West conflict paradigm, and the shifting class and gender structure of a globalised word where culture is increasingly infused with consumerism.

Elif Uras, Pregnant Coil, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Zeynep Fırat

Another piece worth mentioning is Rasim Aksan’s painting Live A Life You Will Remember. Being one of Turkey’s most revered hyperrealist painter, Aksan uses an archive of thousands of images collected both from the internet and his own photography while forming the composition of his paintings. In Live A Life You Will Remember, the artist fills an unknown resident’s recently vacated bedroom with images from the art-historical canon, such as Japanese printmaking, Egyptian hieroglyphics, classical European sculpture, ancient Greek amphoras and surrealism, among others, to explore an aesthetic of beauty and grace, tradition and modernity.

Rasim Aksan, Live A Life You Will Remember, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Hadiye Cangökçe

Bülent Eczacıbaşı, the chairperson of the IKSV, states: 

“We have established the İKSV 50th Anniversary Young Artists Fund, a new fund to support young people working in a wide range of disciplines from music to theatre, cinema to contemporary art. We will use this fund to give commissions and support ongoing projects by artists just beginning their careers. We will open up spaces in our festivals for their projects and create opportunities for them to reach art professionals from around the world, strengthening their international connections. The donations you make to the fund through this charity auction will support these efforts and contribute to the vitality and future of Turkey’s arts ecosystem”.

Make sure to check the gowithYamo website for more of the latest information on Turkish art.

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We take a look back at Istanbul Calling, Christie's auction to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of İKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts), one of the leading art institutions of Turkey, Christie's have organised the auction Istanbul Calling both to celebrate the institution’s anniversary as well as to benefit its new Young Artists Fund. Being the first Christie’s auction to be held for the benefit of a culture and art institution from Turkey, all proceeds from the sale will be given to the Young Artist Fund, which was created to contribute to the production of new works by young artists. The auction, which consists of twenty-three donated artworks of painting, pottery, photography, sculpture, print and collage, mainly features works by emerging as well as established artists from Turkey and with ties to Turkey. For each artist’s work sold in the auction, İKSV will pay 25% of the proceeds from the fund to the artists who donated their works for the auction.

Founded in 1973, İKSV contributed greatly to the establishment of the biennial and festival phenomenon in Turkey, organising the Istanbul Biennial, the Istanbul Film, Theatre, Music and Jazz Festivals, as well as the Turkish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The institution, which is a non-profit and works for the benefit of the public, also regularly conducts research and prepares reports in order to contribute to the development of cultural policies. İKSV also contributes financially to artists for their new art production through incentive award and grants.

The artworks from the auction by Mehmet Güleryüz, Shirin Neshat and Beauford Delaney. Image by Christie’s

Among the artists participating at the auction, there are international names such as Shirin Neshat, Nasan Tur and Renée Levi. Artists who created new artworks for the auction include Rasim Aksan, Burçak Bingöl, Taner Ceylan, Ebru Döşekçi, Ahmet Doğu İpek, İhsan Oturmak, Yağız Özgen and Seçkin Pirim. The auction includes also a significant number of contemporary cross-generational female artists such as Burçak Bingöl, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Gözde İlkin and Aslı Çavuşoğlu. Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye and Elif Uras, whose works are included in important collections such as V&A, also participated in the auction with their eye-catching contemporary ceramic works. The digital artist Refik Anadol's sculpture Molecular Architecture, which is exhibited for the first time with the contribution of the academician Gökhan S. Hotamışlıgil, is among the most interesting works within the auction. Highlights of the auction include the never-before-seen portraits of the famous writer James Baldwin and actress Gülriz Sururi, painted by Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) during his stay in Istanbul in the 1960s.

Beauford Delaney, Portrait of James Baldwin, 1966. Photography by Christie’s

One of the most striking pieces among the works exhibited at the auction is the ceramic work of Elif Uras titled Pregnant Coil. Uras views ceramics as the perfect vehicle for addressing the conflict between modernity and tradition and in Pregnant Coil, by merging traditional non-figurative Turkish patterns with Western figurative elements she investigates the status of women in the context of East-West conflict paradigm, and the shifting class and gender structure of a globalised word where culture is increasingly infused with consumerism.

Elif Uras, Pregnant Coil, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Zeynep Fırat

Another piece worth mentioning is Rasim Aksan’s painting Live A Life You Will Remember. Being one of Turkey’s most revered hyperrealist painter, Aksan uses an archive of thousands of images collected both from the internet and his own photography while forming the composition of his paintings. In Live A Life You Will Remember, the artist fills an unknown resident’s recently vacated bedroom with images from the art-historical canon, such as Japanese printmaking, Egyptian hieroglyphics, classical European sculpture, ancient Greek amphoras and surrealism, among others, to explore an aesthetic of beauty and grace, tradition and modernity.

Rasim Aksan, Live A Life You Will Remember, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Hadiye Cangökçe

Bülent Eczacıbaşı, the chairperson of the IKSV, states: 

“We have established the İKSV 50th Anniversary Young Artists Fund, a new fund to support young people working in a wide range of disciplines from music to theatre, cinema to contemporary art. We will use this fund to give commissions and support ongoing projects by artists just beginning their careers. We will open up spaces in our festivals for their projects and create opportunities for them to reach art professionals from around the world, strengthening their international connections. The donations you make to the fund through this charity auction will support these efforts and contribute to the vitality and future of Turkey’s arts ecosystem”.

Make sure to check the gowithYamo website for more of the latest information on Turkish art.

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We take a look back at Istanbul Calling, Christie's auction to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of İKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts), one of the leading art institutions of Turkey, Christie's have organised the auction Istanbul Calling both to celebrate the institution’s anniversary as well as to benefit its new Young Artists Fund. Being the first Christie’s auction to be held for the benefit of a culture and art institution from Turkey, all proceeds from the sale will be given to the Young Artist Fund, which was created to contribute to the production of new works by young artists. The auction, which consists of twenty-three donated artworks of painting, pottery, photography, sculpture, print and collage, mainly features works by emerging as well as established artists from Turkey and with ties to Turkey. For each artist’s work sold in the auction, İKSV will pay 25% of the proceeds from the fund to the artists who donated their works for the auction.

Founded in 1973, İKSV contributed greatly to the establishment of the biennial and festival phenomenon in Turkey, organising the Istanbul Biennial, the Istanbul Film, Theatre, Music and Jazz Festivals, as well as the Turkish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The institution, which is a non-profit and works for the benefit of the public, also regularly conducts research and prepares reports in order to contribute to the development of cultural policies. İKSV also contributes financially to artists for their new art production through incentive award and grants.

The artworks from the auction by Mehmet Güleryüz, Shirin Neshat and Beauford Delaney. Image by Christie’s

Among the artists participating at the auction, there are international names such as Shirin Neshat, Nasan Tur and Renée Levi. Artists who created new artworks for the auction include Rasim Aksan, Burçak Bingöl, Taner Ceylan, Ebru Döşekçi, Ahmet Doğu İpek, İhsan Oturmak, Yağız Özgen and Seçkin Pirim. The auction includes also a significant number of contemporary cross-generational female artists such as Burçak Bingöl, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Gözde İlkin and Aslı Çavuşoğlu. Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye and Elif Uras, whose works are included in important collections such as V&A, also participated in the auction with their eye-catching contemporary ceramic works. The digital artist Refik Anadol's sculpture Molecular Architecture, which is exhibited for the first time with the contribution of the academician Gökhan S. Hotamışlıgil, is among the most interesting works within the auction. Highlights of the auction include the never-before-seen portraits of the famous writer James Baldwin and actress Gülriz Sururi, painted by Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) during his stay in Istanbul in the 1960s.

Beauford Delaney, Portrait of James Baldwin, 1966. Photography by Christie’s

One of the most striking pieces among the works exhibited at the auction is the ceramic work of Elif Uras titled Pregnant Coil. Uras views ceramics as the perfect vehicle for addressing the conflict between modernity and tradition and in Pregnant Coil, by merging traditional non-figurative Turkish patterns with Western figurative elements she investigates the status of women in the context of East-West conflict paradigm, and the shifting class and gender structure of a globalised word where culture is increasingly infused with consumerism.

Elif Uras, Pregnant Coil, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Zeynep Fırat

Another piece worth mentioning is Rasim Aksan’s painting Live A Life You Will Remember. Being one of Turkey’s most revered hyperrealist painter, Aksan uses an archive of thousands of images collected both from the internet and his own photography while forming the composition of his paintings. In Live A Life You Will Remember, the artist fills an unknown resident’s recently vacated bedroom with images from the art-historical canon, such as Japanese printmaking, Egyptian hieroglyphics, classical European sculpture, ancient Greek amphoras and surrealism, among others, to explore an aesthetic of beauty and grace, tradition and modernity.

Rasim Aksan, Live A Life You Will Remember, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Hadiye Cangökçe

Bülent Eczacıbaşı, the chairperson of the IKSV, states: 

“We have established the İKSV 50th Anniversary Young Artists Fund, a new fund to support young people working in a wide range of disciplines from music to theatre, cinema to contemporary art. We will use this fund to give commissions and support ongoing projects by artists just beginning their careers. We will open up spaces in our festivals for their projects and create opportunities for them to reach art professionals from around the world, strengthening their international connections. The donations you make to the fund through this charity auction will support these efforts and contribute to the vitality and future of Turkey’s arts ecosystem”.

Make sure to check the gowithYamo website for more of the latest information on Turkish art.

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Christie’s Support for Young Turkish Artists
We take a look back at Istanbul Calling, Christie's auction to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of İKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts), one of the leading art institutions of Turkey, Christie's have organised the auction Istanbul Calling both to celebrate the institution’s anniversary as well as to benefit its new Young Artists Fund. Being the first Christie’s auction to be held for the benefit of a culture and art institution from Turkey, all proceeds from the sale will be given to the Young Artist Fund, which was created to contribute to the production of new works by young artists. The auction, which consists of twenty-three donated artworks of painting, pottery, photography, sculpture, print and collage, mainly features works by emerging as well as established artists from Turkey and with ties to Turkey. For each artist’s work sold in the auction, İKSV will pay 25% of the proceeds from the fund to the artists who donated their works for the auction.

Founded in 1973, İKSV contributed greatly to the establishment of the biennial and festival phenomenon in Turkey, organising the Istanbul Biennial, the Istanbul Film, Theatre, Music and Jazz Festivals, as well as the Turkish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The institution, which is a non-profit and works for the benefit of the public, also regularly conducts research and prepares reports in order to contribute to the development of cultural policies. İKSV also contributes financially to artists for their new art production through incentive award and grants.

The artworks from the auction by Mehmet Güleryüz, Shirin Neshat and Beauford Delaney. Image by Christie’s

Among the artists participating at the auction, there are international names such as Shirin Neshat, Nasan Tur and Renée Levi. Artists who created new artworks for the auction include Rasim Aksan, Burçak Bingöl, Taner Ceylan, Ebru Döşekçi, Ahmet Doğu İpek, İhsan Oturmak, Yağız Özgen and Seçkin Pirim. The auction includes also a significant number of contemporary cross-generational female artists such as Burçak Bingöl, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Gözde İlkin and Aslı Çavuşoğlu. Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye and Elif Uras, whose works are included in important collections such as V&A, also participated in the auction with their eye-catching contemporary ceramic works. The digital artist Refik Anadol's sculpture Molecular Architecture, which is exhibited for the first time with the contribution of the academician Gökhan S. Hotamışlıgil, is among the most interesting works within the auction. Highlights of the auction include the never-before-seen portraits of the famous writer James Baldwin and actress Gülriz Sururi, painted by Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) during his stay in Istanbul in the 1960s.

Beauford Delaney, Portrait of James Baldwin, 1966. Photography by Christie’s

One of the most striking pieces among the works exhibited at the auction is the ceramic work of Elif Uras titled Pregnant Coil. Uras views ceramics as the perfect vehicle for addressing the conflict between modernity and tradition and in Pregnant Coil, by merging traditional non-figurative Turkish patterns with Western figurative elements she investigates the status of women in the context of East-West conflict paradigm, and the shifting class and gender structure of a globalised word where culture is increasingly infused with consumerism.

Elif Uras, Pregnant Coil, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Zeynep Fırat

Another piece worth mentioning is Rasim Aksan’s painting Live A Life You Will Remember. Being one of Turkey’s most revered hyperrealist painter, Aksan uses an archive of thousands of images collected both from the internet and his own photography while forming the composition of his paintings. In Live A Life You Will Remember, the artist fills an unknown resident’s recently vacated bedroom with images from the art-historical canon, such as Japanese printmaking, Egyptian hieroglyphics, classical European sculpture, ancient Greek amphoras and surrealism, among others, to explore an aesthetic of beauty and grace, tradition and modernity.

Rasim Aksan, Live A Life You Will Remember, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Hadiye Cangökçe

Bülent Eczacıbaşı, the chairperson of the IKSV, states: 

“We have established the İKSV 50th Anniversary Young Artists Fund, a new fund to support young people working in a wide range of disciplines from music to theatre, cinema to contemporary art. We will use this fund to give commissions and support ongoing projects by artists just beginning their careers. We will open up spaces in our festivals for their projects and create opportunities for them to reach art professionals from around the world, strengthening their international connections. The donations you make to the fund through this charity auction will support these efforts and contribute to the vitality and future of Turkey’s arts ecosystem”.

Make sure to check the gowithYamo website for more of the latest information on Turkish art.

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
18/10/2022
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Christie’s Support for Young Turkish Artists
We take a look back at Istanbul Calling, Christie's auction to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of İKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts), one of the leading art institutions of Turkey, Christie's have organised the auction Istanbul Calling both to celebrate the institution’s anniversary as well as to benefit its new Young Artists Fund. Being the first Christie’s auction to be held for the benefit of a culture and art institution from Turkey, all proceeds from the sale will be given to the Young Artist Fund, which was created to contribute to the production of new works by young artists. The auction, which consists of twenty-three donated artworks of painting, pottery, photography, sculpture, print and collage, mainly features works by emerging as well as established artists from Turkey and with ties to Turkey. For each artist’s work sold in the auction, İKSV will pay 25% of the proceeds from the fund to the artists who donated their works for the auction.

Founded in 1973, İKSV contributed greatly to the establishment of the biennial and festival phenomenon in Turkey, organising the Istanbul Biennial, the Istanbul Film, Theatre, Music and Jazz Festivals, as well as the Turkish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The institution, which is a non-profit and works for the benefit of the public, also regularly conducts research and prepares reports in order to contribute to the development of cultural policies. İKSV also contributes financially to artists for their new art production through incentive award and grants.

The artworks from the auction by Mehmet Güleryüz, Shirin Neshat and Beauford Delaney. Image by Christie’s

Among the artists participating at the auction, there are international names such as Shirin Neshat, Nasan Tur and Renée Levi. Artists who created new artworks for the auction include Rasim Aksan, Burçak Bingöl, Taner Ceylan, Ebru Döşekçi, Ahmet Doğu İpek, İhsan Oturmak, Yağız Özgen and Seçkin Pirim. The auction includes also a significant number of contemporary cross-generational female artists such as Burçak Bingöl, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Gözde İlkin and Aslı Çavuşoğlu. Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye and Elif Uras, whose works are included in important collections such as V&A, also participated in the auction with their eye-catching contemporary ceramic works. The digital artist Refik Anadol's sculpture Molecular Architecture, which is exhibited for the first time with the contribution of the academician Gökhan S. Hotamışlıgil, is among the most interesting works within the auction. Highlights of the auction include the never-before-seen portraits of the famous writer James Baldwin and actress Gülriz Sururi, painted by Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) during his stay in Istanbul in the 1960s.

Beauford Delaney, Portrait of James Baldwin, 1966. Photography by Christie’s

One of the most striking pieces among the works exhibited at the auction is the ceramic work of Elif Uras titled Pregnant Coil. Uras views ceramics as the perfect vehicle for addressing the conflict between modernity and tradition and in Pregnant Coil, by merging traditional non-figurative Turkish patterns with Western figurative elements she investigates the status of women in the context of East-West conflict paradigm, and the shifting class and gender structure of a globalised word where culture is increasingly infused with consumerism.

Elif Uras, Pregnant Coil, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Zeynep Fırat

Another piece worth mentioning is Rasim Aksan’s painting Live A Life You Will Remember. Being one of Turkey’s most revered hyperrealist painter, Aksan uses an archive of thousands of images collected both from the internet and his own photography while forming the composition of his paintings. In Live A Life You Will Remember, the artist fills an unknown resident’s recently vacated bedroom with images from the art-historical canon, such as Japanese printmaking, Egyptian hieroglyphics, classical European sculpture, ancient Greek amphoras and surrealism, among others, to explore an aesthetic of beauty and grace, tradition and modernity.

Rasim Aksan, Live A Life You Will Remember, 2022. Image: İKSV, photography by Hadiye Cangökçe

Bülent Eczacıbaşı, the chairperson of the IKSV, states: 

“We have established the İKSV 50th Anniversary Young Artists Fund, a new fund to support young people working in a wide range of disciplines from music to theatre, cinema to contemporary art. We will use this fund to give commissions and support ongoing projects by artists just beginning their careers. We will open up spaces in our festivals for their projects and create opportunities for them to reach art professionals from around the world, strengthening their international connections. The donations you make to the fund through this charity auction will support these efforts and contribute to the vitality and future of Turkey’s arts ecosystem”.

Make sure to check the gowithYamo website for more of the latest information on Turkish art.

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