An Artful Conversation with Gamze Büyükkuşoğlu

Thanks to their collectorship tradition and their projects in support of art, Büyükkuşoğlu Family is always under the spotlight. As the founder of The Art Department and the director of the family collection, Gamze Büyükkuşoğlu is also a multi-tasking professional with formal education in the field. We talked to her about their ongoing projects at […]

2016 Evaluations and 2017 Predictions from the Art Circles

As we say goodbye to 2016, we asked important names from our art circles, Banu Çarmıklı, Gamze Büyükkuşoğlu, Ahu Büyükkuşoğlu Serter and Sevil Dolmacı, about their 2016 evaluations and expectations from 2017. Banu Çarmıklı: The art event of the year in Turkey and the world? For Turkey, it was the cancellation of Art International art […]

On Art Management Education and Career with Mehmet Üstünipek

Mehmet Üstünipek is a graduate of  Mimar Sinan University Department of Archaeology and Art History.  Completing his Master’s and Ph.D. at the Department of Western and Contemporary Art, Üstünipek wrote his thesis on “Turkish Art Market Since the Republican Era”. As the author of various publications on art institutions, exhibitions and Turkish Contemporary Art, he […]

On Identity Lab and Workshops as an Artistic Practice with Swedish Artist Liv Strand

İstanbul hosted the Identity Lab Sessions in May 20-21 at the Swedish Consulate, DEPO and Galata Greek School. Co-curated by Naz Cuguoğlu and Susanne Ewerlöf, it featured workshops, video screenings and panel discussions featuring te artists Joana Kohen, Katarina Pirak Sikku, Liv Strand and Lisa Torell from Sweden and Nancy Atakan, Fikret Atay, Elmas Deniz, Işıl Eğrikavuk, […]

Conversation with Ayşegül Yazıcı

Plato Art Space has an important place in the Turkish contemporary art scene. We had a pleasant conversation with the institution’s Artistic Director Ayşegül Yazıcı, receiving public acclaim with the exhibitions prepared with the curator Marcus Graf. Why was Plato Art Space established? In which disciplines does the school offer educational programs? How did the […]

On Ardan Özmenoğlu’s “Made in Istanbul” Exhibition in Germany

Ardan Özmenoğlu, an artist who successfully represents Turkey in the international art scene with her exciting oeuvre is Art50.net’s guest this time… Interviewed by Huma Kabakcı, another beloved guest, she talks about various subjects ranging from her art to her solo exhibition “made in Istanbul”, to be inaugurated soon in Germany.   You received your […]

On Life, Art and Politics with Barbara Polla

Barbara Polla is an amazing personality: gallerist, curator, medical doctor, politician and the mother of four daughters. We had a great conversation with Polla about her multidisciplinary career, her Analix Forever project and her world view. How and why did you decide to become an art professional after such a glorious medical/research career? I like […]