Maçka Caddesi 29, Tuncer Apartment, Sisli, Istanbul 34367 | www.tatart.com.tr | +90-212-240 8319 20
Opening Hours: 11.00am-7.00pm Mon-Fri
Tatart Art and Research Center (Tatart Sanat ve Araştırma Merkezi), located in Maçka, opened its gates in March 2012, aiming to be a meeting point for artists, art-lovers, collectors and art critics, as well as being an art club and a research center for art. The motto of Tatart is to conduct international research to explore new fields of art and to support events in Istanbul, a city that has started to be known as the upcoming market of art on international arenas. Tatart established its library and arranged the collection of art works in relation to this aspect. The starting objects of the collection are documents, books and works dating from the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th Century, mostly focusing on the topic of art education in painting. The other part of the collection consists of publications covering Turkish Contemporary Art from 1950 to present.
The Center has a multi-purpose space where art related seminars, meetings, and conversations can be held. In the future, Tatart intends to exhibit special design objects and original prints in the ‘Art Boutique’ focusing on the idea to let artists and craftsmen meet their followers.
Besides the idea of sharing and increasing an awareness of the Turkish Art scene, Tatart is also organising special trips to worldwide museums, art galleries and art fairs for individuals and groups from within the country and abroad, aiming to create and increase interest from both sides.
Tatart is trying to promote the value of the Turkish Art, supporting this aim with the library publications and the art collection, which are both constantly growing.
Tatart is also an Art Club, inviting its members to join events on plastic arts, music, fashion, architecture, video, cinema and literature at a very special and nicely located space. Contemporary and modern exhibitions host art-lovers for weekly or monthly activities. Besides that, Tatart makes it possible to study the exhibited works of the collection on-site at the library.