artists & participants

Adel AbidinLene Adler PetersenNevin AladagHalil AltindereLauri AstalaFikret AtayMaja BajevicJoseph BeuysBarbara BloomClaus BöhmlerGeorge BrechtKP BrehmerElina BrotherusStanley BrouwnJohn CageSophie CalleMircea CantorCengiz CekilOlga ChernyshevaGiuseppe ChiariAnetta Mona ChisaHenning ChristiansenJohn CoplansBraco DimitrijevicMaria EichhornCevdet ErekAyse ErkmenHarun FarockiRobert FilliouTerry FoxDan GrahamAsta GrötingKristjan GudmundssonNilbar GüresRichard HamiltonAl HansenDick HigginsKarl Horst HödickeRebecca HornJoe JonesIlya & Emilia KabakovEmilia KabakovSejla KamericAino KannistoAllan KaprowGülsün KaramustafaWilliam KentridgeAlison KnowlesServet KocyigitJulius KollerArthur KöpckeJaroslaw KozlowskiKonrad LuegGeorge MaciunasWalter MarchettiOlaf MetzelMandana MoghaddamAydan MurtezaogluZoran NaskovskiNavid NuurAhmet OgutMiklos OnucsanErkan ÖzgenEbru ÖzsecenNam June PaikDan PerjovschiGoran PetercolSigmar PolkeSophia PomperyDieter RothAnnette RuenzlerReiner RuthenbeckMichael SailstorferKarin SanderBülent SangarCarles SantosStuart ShermanSerge Spitzer SuperflexCengiz TekinLucia TkacovaEndre TotNasan TurBen VautierWolf VostellEmmett WilliamsMaaria Wirkkala 

press release

ARTER - Space for Art, an initiative of the Vehbi Koç Foundation (VKF), opens with its inaugural exhibition Starter, curated by René Block and containing more than 160 works by 87 artists, presenting contemporary art from Turkey and abroad, all from the Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection.

ARTER's programmes are created with the aim of encouraging production of contemporary artworks both nationally and internationally, providing a platform of visibility for artistic practices, especially in Turkey.

ARTER's salient feature will be its dedication and commitment to the encouragement of artistic production by providing a reliable and sustainable infrastructure to mostly Turkish but also international artists, in terms of new commissions, exhibitions, promotion and publications.

As a new art space in Istanbul, ARTER will provide an experimental and testing ground in preparation for the museum complex the Vehbi Koç Foundation envisions.

ARTER - Space for Art is housed in a historic building, comprising a basement and six floors, dating to 1910, restored beautifully and completed in June 2009 with an exhibition area of 864 m2 spread over four floors.

ARTER's inaugural exhibition "Starter" curated by René Block, offers an art historical perspective from the 1960s to the present, gathering works by contemporary artists and by pioneers of contemporary art.

Starter: Works from the Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection Adel Abidin, Lene Adler Petersen, Nevin Aladağ, Halil Altındere, Lauri Astala, Fikret Atay, Ay-O, Maja Bajević, Joseph Beuys, Barbara Bloom, Claus Böhmler, George Brecht, KP Brehmer, Elina Brotherus, Stanley Brouwn, John Cage, Sophie Calle, Mircea Cantor, Olga Chernysheva, Giuseppe Chiari, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Henning Christiansen, John Coplans, Cengiz Çekil, Braco Dimitrijević, Maria Eichhorn, Cevdet Erek, Ayşe Erkmen, Harun Farocki, Robert Filliou, Terry Fox, Dan Graham, Asta Gröting, Nilbar Güreş, Kristján Gudmundsson, Richard Hamilton, Al Hansen, Dick Higgins, Rebecca Horn, K.H. Hödicke, Joe Jones, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Šejla Kamerić, Aino Kannisto, Allan Kaprow, Gülsün Karamustafa, Diána Keller, William Kentridge, Alison Knowles, Servet Koçyiğit, Julius Koller, Jarosław Kozłowski, Arthur Köpcke, Konrad Lueg, George Maciunas, Walter Marchetti, Olaf Metzel, Mandana Moghaddam, Aydan Murtezaoğlu, Zoran Naskovski, Navid Nuur, Miklos Onucsan, Ahmet Öğüt, Erkan Özgen, Ebru Özseçen, Nam June Paik, Dan Perjovschi, Goran Petercol, Sigmar Polke, Sophia Pompéry, Diter Rot, Annette Ruenzler, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Michael Sailstorfer, Karin Sander, Carles Santos, Stuart Sherman, Serge Spitzer, Superflex, Bülent Şangar, Cengiz Tekin, Endre Tót, Nasan Tur, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell, Emmett Williams, Maaria Wirkkala

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Inaugural Show:

Starter
Works from the Vehbi Koc Foundation Contemporary Art Collection

Künstler: Adel Abidin, Lene Adler Petersen, Nevin Aladag, Halil Altindere, Lauri Astala, Fikret Atay, Ay-O , Maja Bajevic, Joseph Beuys, Barbara Bloom, Claus Böhmler, George Brecht, KP Brehmer, Elina Brotherus, Stanley Brouwn, John Cage, Sophie Calle, Mircea Cantor, Olga Chernysheva, Giuseppe Chiari, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova, Henning Christiansen, John Coplans, Cengiz Cekil, Braco Dimitrijevic, Maria Eichhorn, Cevdet Erek, Ayse Erkmen, Harun Farocki, Robert Filliou, Terry Fox, Dan Graham, Asta Gröting, Nilbar Güres, Kristjan Gudmundsson, Richard Hamilton, Al Hansen, Dick Higgins, Rebecca Horn, Karl Horst Hödicke, Joe Jones, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Sejla Kameric, Aino Kannisto, Allan Kaprow, Gülsün Karamustafa, Diana Keller, William Kentridge, Alison Knowles, Servet Kocyigit, Julius Koller, Jaroslaw Kozlowski, Arthur Köpcke, Konrad Lueg, George Maciunas, Walter Marchetti, Olaf Metzel, Mandana Moghaddam, Aydan Murtezaoglu, Zoran Naskovski, Navid Nuur, Miklos Onucsan, Ahmet Ogut, Erkan Özgen, Ebru Özsecen, Nam June Paik, Dan Perjovschi, Goran Petercol, Sigmar Polke, Sophia Pompery, Dieter Roth, Annette Ruenzler, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Michael Sailstorfer, Karin Sander, Carles Santos, Stuart Sherman, Serge Spitzer, Superflex , Bülent Sangar, Cengiz Tekin, Endre Tót, Nasan Tur, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell, Emmett Williams, Maaria Wirkkala