- What’s On
Mine Art Gallery, founded by Mine and E. Nur Gülener, started life in Kadıköy in 1983. Important artists who helped to establish the gallery such as Adnan Çoker, Serhat Kiraz and Yusuf Taktak, amongst others, were exhibited in the first-ever show. Through the late 1980s and early 1990s, the gallery changed venues a few times before settling on Bağdat Caddesi. The move to Nişantaşı happened in 2008, with the space on Bağdat Caddesi remaining as an additional showroom. Since 2009, the gallery has focused its activities outside of Istanbul. The Nişantaşı branch closed in 2016, and all Istanbul activity moved back to the space off Bağdat Caddesi.
The gallery stages seven to eight exhibitions per year and has a long list of (mostly) Turkish seasoned artists on its roster, some of which are also represented by other galleries. Besides the aforementioned three, there’s heavyweights such as Nancy Atakan (also represented by Pi Artworks and who has opened her own space 5533) and the sculptor Seyhun Topuz; Hüsamettin Koçan, the artist behind the Baksı Museum; the painter Oktay Anilanmert; as well as the emerging visual artist Özgül Arslan. The gallery also represented the late Burhan Cahit Doğançay.