Istanbul Modern presents Visual Arts and Music in Turkey

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

On its 10th anniversary, Istanbul Modern presents “Plurivocality”, an exhibition that explores the many bonds between visual and auditory arts in Turkey.

Curated by the museum director Levent Çalıkoğlu and curator Çelenk Bafra, the exhibition examines the relationship between visual arts, music and sound in Turkey from the late Ottoman period to the present, and a selection of contemporary artworks in this area. “Plurivocality” is open to view between June 27- November 27, 2014 in Istanbul Modern’s Temporary Exhibition Hall and features works by Nevin Aladağ, Fikret Atay, Semiha Berksoy, Hussein Chalayan, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Burhan Doğançay, Cevdet Erek, Borga Kantürk, Servet Koçyiğit, Füsun Onur, Ferhat Özgür, Sarkis, Erinç Seymen, Merve Şendil, Hale Tenger, Vahit Tuna, and :mentalKLINIK.


The “Plurivocality” exhibition is sponsored by Garanti Bankası, Istanbul Modern’s Education Sponsor, and Turkcell, its Communication and Technology Sponsor. The exhibition’s Audio Systems Sponsor is Modern Elektronik, the distributor in Turkey of Bose audio systems.

The exhibition explores the close relationship and interactions between the visual arts and sound/music from past to present, conveys the special interest of artists in music both on personal and social levels and brings the artistic accumulation together based on common ground.


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