September 26, 2011

Turkey’s Dual Purpose ‘Office Museum’ Opens


The 100-year-old Yusuf Ziya Paşa mansion, owned by Borusan Holding, has been turned into a dual purpose contemporary art ‘office museum’ thanks to efforts by the company. The office museum, which will be the first of its kind in Turkey, will be open to the public during weekends.

Speaking during the press conference, Borusan Holding managing director Ahmet Kocabıyık said: “Borusan contemporary has two main missions. One is to share its contemporary art collection with the public and the other is to increase interest in contemporary art in Turkey.”

The most important part of the collection is that all of these works belong to new media art, he said.

The collection comprises works in diverse techniques ranging from video to photography, from painting to installation, and from light sculpture and canvas painting, he said.

Functioning as an exhibition space with creative artworks during the weekends and as an active office space during the weekdays, the Borusan Contemporary Office Museum is an extraordinary model and a laboratory for experiencing a lifestyle symbiotic with contemporary art.

Read more on Hurriyet Daily News: Turkey’s Dual Purpose ‘Office Museum’ Opens

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