New Sounds

October 1, 2018 - May 1, 2019

“New Sounds” is a musical project inspired by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation collections. The project that aims to re-explore the museum collections through different modes of expression, features composers, musicians or artists engaging with different musical genres inspired by the “Orientalist Painting”, “Anatolian Weights and Measures” and “Ku¨tahya Tiles and Ceramics” collections. The project presents compositions by Şirin Pancaroğlu and Bora Uymaz, Burak Özdemir & Musica Sequenza, Mehmet Yaranona and Koray Erkan, Alican Çamcı as well as Meriç Artaç in a series of performances and sound installations in October 2018-May 2019 season.

Rudan’s Coffee Break

Rudan’s Coffee Break

As part of “New Sounds”, a musical project inspired by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation collections, the composition titled Rudan’s Coffee Break invites the audience to explore the main character Rudan’s mind, with the inspiration it takes from coffee’s adventure, from the bean to the cup. 

PANORAMA

PANORAMA

As part of “New Sounds”, a musical project inspired by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation collections, Alican Çamcı makes a sound documentary inspired by the changing face of Istanbul as well as his own personal relationship to the city. 

Experiments with Measures

Experiments with Measures

As part of “New Sounds”, a musical project inspired by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation collections, “Experiments with Measures”, is a musical experiment inspired by the Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection and designed with an analytical perspective. 

Sohbet I Korero

Sohbet I Korero

As part of “New Sounds”, a musical project inspired by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation collections, “Sohbet I Korero” is a spontaneous dialogue between the fine arts and music, celebrating the free spirit of improvisation and the pure delight of experimentation.

Measures

Measures

As part of “New Sounds”, a musical project inspired by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation collections, the composition “Measures” by Şirin Pancaroğlu and Bora Uymaz presents instrumental music inspired by the names of weight and length measures, as well as improvised performances accompanying poetry composed by divan and folk poets on the subject. 

The First Nudes

The First Nudes

Men were the first nudes in Turkish painting. The majority of these paintings were academic studies executed in oil paint; they were part of the education of artists that had finally attained the opportunity to work from the live model. The gender of the models constituted an obstacle in the way of characterizing these paintings as ‘nudes’. 

From Cypresses to Turkish Landscapes

From Cypresses to Turkish Landscapes

Among the most interesting themes in the oeuvre of Prassinos are cypresses, trees, and Turkish landscapes. The cypress woods in Üsküdar he saw every time he stepped out on the terrace of their house in İstanbul or the trees in Petits Champs must have been strong images of childhood for Prassinos. 

Giacometti: Early Works

Giacometti: Early Works

Organized in collaboration with the Giacometti Foundation, Paris, the exhibition explores Giacometti’s prolific life, most of which the artist led in his studio in Montparnasse, through the works of his early period as well his late work, including one unfinished piece. Devoted to Giacometti’s early works, the first part of the exhibition demonstrates the influence of Giovanni Giacometti, the father of the artist and a Swiss Post-Impressionist painter himself, on Giacometti’s output during these years and his role in his son’s development.