Istanbul Modern’s temporary venue to open May 23

Istanbul Modern’s temporary venue to open May 23

Istanbul Modern’s temporary venue to open May 23

The temporary venue of Turkey’s first modern and contemporary art museum Istanbul Modern will open on May 23 at the Union Française building on Meşrutiyet Avenue in the Beyoğlu district. 

The museum, which has been located at a former warehouse at Antrepo No: 4 in the city’s Karaköy neighborhood for nearly 14 years, has been moved to a temporary venue where it will open until construction of its new building in Karaköy is completed. 

Istanbul Modern hosted visitors for the last time at its former venue in March. 

All museum activities will take place at its temporary address, built in 1896 by Alexandre Vallaury, for the next three years. 

The temporary venue will open on May 23 with an exhibition by one of the age’s most important sculptors, Anthony Cragg, whose works will be on display during the exhibition titled “Human nature.” 

The new Istanbul Modern building will be constructed by the world famous architecture office, the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW), which holds the Pritzker Prize, the most prestigious prize in architecture. 

The new building, which will be constructed within the scope of the Galataport project, is set to be finished within 36 months in collaboration with Eczacıbaşı Group, the founding sponsor of the museum, and Doğuş Group-Bilgili Holding.