Telephone: +90 (212) 708 58 00
Website: Go to website
Find it

Arter Inaugural Programme


September 14, 2019 – January 24, 2021
Arter is open Tuesday through Sunday. Please see their website for hours and event times

, Irmak Caddesi No: 13, Dolapdere, Beyoğlu 34435 İstanbul

Arter’s inaugural programme features seven exhibitions, and four of them drawn from its collection of more than 1,300 works.

What Time is It?, curated by Emre Baykal & Eda Berkmen, contemplates the meaning of time, space and memory through subjects like everyday life, personal histories, archaeology and migration. It brings together more than 40 works that connect to each other through space and dialogue. It is open until July 26, 2020.

Words are Very Unnecessary, curated by Selen Ansen, explores notions of what a museum is through a grouping of works from the Arter collection that are connected through themes of gesture, remains and trace. It is open until July 26, 2020.

offroad, v.2, curated by Selen Ansen, features three grand pianos that move within the space and limits of the gallery. Created by artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, this exhibit questions agency and action through experimental art. It is open until December 15, 2019.

Altan Gürman, curated by Başak Doğa Temür, highlights the works produced by artist Altan Gürman from 1965 to 1976, which were acquired by Arter in 2013. Though late to be recognized as such, Gürman was a pioneer of the Turkish contemporary art world. It is open until January 24, 2021.

Whitish, curated by Emre Baykal, is a retrospective of the creative output of artist Ayşe Erkmen. In addition to works created by Erkmen starting in the 1970s, the installation includes new works conceived and produced especially for this exhibition. It is open until July 26, 2020.

The Hidden Conference, curated by Başak Doğa Temür, s a three-part film series by artist Rosa Barba shot at different museum storage facilities. The film continues Barba’s exploration of cultural storage areas and archives. It is open until January 19, 2020.

She Waited for a While, curated by Eda Berkmen, features spatial art and arrangements by Inci Furni that highlight the coincidences, common gestures, rhythms, and chance encounters of daily life. The installation was created with the specific gallery space in mind and also draws inspiration from the surrounding Dolapdere neighbourhood. It is open until February 23, 2020.

Telephone: +90 (212) 708 58 00
Website: Go to website ...41.041022, 28.979041...
Find it
Buy the latest issue
Or browse the back issues here
Issue 60, January 2020 Istanbul: The Ultimate Museum Guide
£ 12.00

Cornucopia Digital Subscription

The Digital Edition

Cornucopia has joined forces with the digital publishing platform Exact Editions to offer individual and institutional subscribers unlimited access to a searchable archive of fascinating back issues and every newly published issue. This brand new resource is available cross-platform on web, iOS and Android and offers a comprehensive search function, allowing the title’s cultural content to be delved into at the touch of a button.

Digital Subscription: £18.99 / $18.99 (1 year)

Subscribe now

Print subscribers automatically receive FREE access to the digital archive. If you are already a subscriber, please register at with your subscriber account number or contact