2.13 Culture, Art and Sports Activities

The CBRT aims to promote its art collection via domestic exhibitions where selected works of art from the Art Collection are displayed and ensure that Turkey’s cultural heritage is passed on to future generations.

Accordingly, to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Turkish National Struggle, the CBRT held an exhibition at Sivas Atatürk ve Kongre Müzesi between 11 March and 30 June 2020. Curated by Prof. Burcu Pelvanoğlu, Chair of Western and Contemporary Art at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Art History, the exhibition offered a visual narration of the development of Turkish painting through sections devoted to certain periods: The Custom of Viewing and Interpreting Nature in Ottoman Painting, The Stylistic Language of Modernism: Late Cubism and Art Deco of the Republican Era, The Paris School and the Construction of the Abstract in Turkey, The 1968 Generation Artists, and New Quests, New Trends Post-1980. The exhibition hosted a total of 61 works of art by 50 artists, including a selection of 3D illustrations from the CBRT Art Collection.

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