Books

Reading List on Turkish Contemporary Art


User's Manual - Contemporary Art in Turkey 1986-2006

User’s Manual: Contemporary Art in Turkey 1986-2006 is a comprehensive publication co-edited by Halil Altındere and Süreyya Evren.

Art-Ist
 Contemporary Art Series | Published 2007 | 459 pages | ISBN 978-3-86-588-392-6 | borgakanturk.blogspot.com


Unleashed - Contemporary Art From Turkey

Edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi, the book features over 950 illustrations, as well as interviews, profiles of over 100 artists, and four essays by leading scholars and curators.

Unleashed - Contemporary Art From Turkey | Published 2010 | 328 pages | ISBN 978-0500977026 | www.thamesandhudson.com


Art & Patronage - The Middle East

Edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi, this book is the first attempt to capture the new wave of art patronage in the near and Middle East, profiling fifty leading collectors and patrons in the the Middle East, Turkey, Iran and North Africa.

Art & Patronage - The Middle East | Published 2010 | 320 pages | ISBN 978-0500977040 | www.thamesandhudson.com


101 Art Works - Forty Years of Turkish Contemporary Art

The book has two main sections: The gallery section is "curated" by Halil Altindere and places 101 chosen artworks in order. The second section is the text of a journey, in which Süreyya Evren proposes a reading solely focused on the artworks. 101 Artworks is the continuation of "User's Manual", published in 2007.

101 Art Works - Forty Years of Turkish Contemporary Art | Published 2011 | 319 pages | ISBN 978-3868951912 | www.revolver-books.de


At Home Wherever - YKY Contemporary Art in Turkey series

At Home Wherever is the last volume of a series on Contemporary Art in Turkey published by YKY (Yapi Kredi Kültür Publications) Istanbul December 10, 2011 - March 3, 2012.

The series consists of twelve volumes, eleven of them monographs on individual artists. An important feature of this series is that each monograph includes an original print by the artist that ingeniously doubles as the book jacket. The artists in this series of monographs are Hale Tenger, Gülsün Karamustafa, Füsun Onur, Kutlug Ataman, Ayse Erkmen, Halil Altindere, Cengiz Cekil, Aydan Murtezaoglu, Bülent Sangar, Esra Ersen and Sarkis.

The twelfth volume of the series, titled At Home, Wherever, presents twelve artistic positions that seem initially to have only one thing in common: that the artists live and work, entirely or for the most part, outside Turkey.

At Home Wherever | Published 2011 | 208 pages | ISBN 978–975–08–2088–5 | www.ykykultur.com.tr