Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul
This collection must be evaluated in line with its most important common denominator, that is to say, the way in which the artists represented have in their works shown a concern with “the crises and triumphs of contemporary life” to put together a “visual diary.” Indubitably, the history of a collection is to be written noting the dates, not so much when the works were done, but when they joined the collection. Without making a distinction between abstract or figurative, conceptual works or documentary, canvas or photograph, the character of the Elgiz Collection is such as to offer up to view the process through which contemporary life has gone from the 1990s.
Burak Bedenlier, Lale Delibaş, Nejat Satı, Gavin Turk, İskender Yediler.
Artists from the Elgiz Collection:
Darren Almond, Doug Aitken, Louis Bourgeois, Adnan Çoker, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Burhan Doğançay, Nejad Devrim, Tracey Emin, Eric Fischl, Jan Fabre, Gilbert & George, Murat Germen, Günter Förg, Nan Goldin, Barbara Kruger, Elke Krystufek, Azade Köker, Mustafa Kunt, Sol Lewitt, Bjarne Melgaard, Jonathan Meese, Paul McCarthy, Sarah Morris, Mateo Mate, Frank Nitsche, Abdurrahman Öztoprak, Markus Oehlen, Ferhat Özgür, Jorge Pardo, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Lisa Ruyter, Thomas Struth, David Tremblett, Johannes Wohnseifer, Tim White Sobiesky, İskender Yediler, Fahr-el-Nissa Zeid.