Istanbul Modern


Currently housed in its temporary location in the┬áUnion Fran├žaise┬ábuilding on Me┼črutiyet Avenue in the┬áBeyo─člu┬ádistrict, Istanbul Modern primarily showcases the work of Turkish artists whilst also featuring the work of International artists, such as Tracey Emin and Anthony Cragg. The exhibition ‘Anthony Cragg: Human Nature’, showcased on two floors at the bottom of the gallery, is excellent and will be on display until November 11th 2018.

Entry into the museum costs 25 lira and well-written explanations are provided in English for all of the artworks. I would recommend starting on floor 4 and then working your way down. I was very impressed with the venue – staff were lovely, they are happy for you to take your own photos (as long as they are for personal use) and I really enjoyed photographing the space. With a temporary location this good, the improved permanent venue will no doubt be amazing.

Tip: use the location given on Google Maps rather than the one shown on the tourist maps as the tourist maps show where the permanent venue is when it reopens.

Highlights from my visit August 2018:


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