Chance to Catch Up on Turkish Art
August 29, 2014
The Orient, Modernity and Art exhibition at the Wilanów Palace Museum in southern Warsaw is a rare occasion to take a closer look at contemporary Turkish painting.
The exhibition, which showcases a selection of works by noted artists from Turkey, has been organized as part of celebrations marking 600 years of Polish-Turkish diplomatic relations. The paintings on display are part of a collection owned by Turkey’s central bank.
The exhibition is curated by Zeynep Yasa-Yaman, a Turkish art historian who chose 47 paintings from the 1980s and ‘90s. The works on view are an example of trends in contemporary Turkish art, which is largely overlooked by European critics.
“These paintings express the spirit of the times, focusing on the truth and history of contemporary art outside the mainstream of European culture,” says Yasa-Yaman.
The contemporary art collection of Turkey’s central bank was started in 1931 and includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and installations created by several generations of artists from 1908 to the present.
Until Sept. 21.
Opening hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Orangery of the Wilanów Palace Museum
10/16 St. Kostki Potockiego St., Warsaw
Admission included in the price of the Wilanów park entry ticket: zl.5, or zl.3 concessions. Free admission on Thursdays.