July 4 – October 28, 2017
Beybi Giz Plaza
“To the artist, there is never anything ugly in nature.”*
Elgiz Museum is proud to announce the 5th anniversary of the Terrace Exhibitions with a unique selection of works, titled ‘Homage to Masters of Sculpture’.
Since 2012, the terrace exhibitions hosted 186 artists within an open-air space of 1500 meters square, encompassing the mission of supporting and motivating young artists.
The Terrace Exhibitions have been held by the Elgiz Museum to improve and increase the visibility of sculpture as an art form, which needs strong support in terms of both space and production. The exhibition series enables and strengthens the communication between sculptors and the art enthusiasts.
In our 9th Terrace exhibit, 14 artists have been selected by the museum’s Sculpture Advisory Board comprised of Seyhun Topuz, Rahmi Aksungur, Nilüfer Ergin, Haşim Nur Gürel ve Can Elgiz. The Board evaluated the proposals from artists who participated in the previous terrace shows. The exhibition hosts works by: Arif Çekderi, Caner Şengünalp, Çağdaş Erçelik, Emre Özçaylan, Ergin Soyal, Ersin Uysal, Halil Daşkesen, Levent Ayata, Mahmut Aydın, Meliha Sözeri, Sanem Tufan, Şenay Ulusoy, Tanzer Arığ and Uğur Cinel.
You can visit the exhibit A Tribute to the Master Sculptors between July 4 – October 28, 2017.
The Elgiz Museum was Turkey’s first contemporary art museum and was founded in 2001 by art collectors Sevda and Can Elgiz.
The Elgiz are among Turkey’s most prolific art collectors. Dr. Elgiz is an architect/civil engineer and land developer. His wife Dr. Sevda Elgiz is a political scientist graduated from Università Cattolica in Milan who takes care of the Elgiz Collection. Their two daughters, Ayda and Canda, are also collectors. The museum shows a permanent selection from the Elgiz Collection and hosts temporary exhibitions.
Elgiz Museum is a member of ICOM as well as the Global Private Museums Network.