Installation view from "Ways of Seeing", 2017
Photo: Murat Germen
Installation view from "CANAN: Behind Mount Qaf", 2017
Photo: Murat Germen
An initiative of the Vehbi Koç Foundation (VKF), Arter was opened in 2010 to offer a sustainable infrastructure for producing and exhibiting contemporary art.
Arter has been presenting solo and group exhibitions with the aim of providing a platform of visibility for artistic practices and encouraging production of contemporary artworks through the support it provides in the context of these exhibitions. Arter's programme also features publications that accompany each exhibition.
The most recent major cultural project of the Vehbi Koç Foundation is the establishment of a contemporary art museum in Istanbul's Dolapdere district, close to the city centre. Conceptualised as a multidisciplinary cultural and educational hub, the museum will feature exhibitions from but not limited to the Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection and multi-disciplinary events throughout the year, furthering Arter's ongoing programme.
Arter's new building will hold, besides galleries, a terrace, performance spaces, learning areas, conference/meeting/activity rooms, a library, a conservation laboratory, storage facilities, an art bookstore, as well as service areas for food and refreshments.
The building is designed by Grimshaw Architects (UK) and construction documents were prepared by TAM Turgut Alton Architects (Istanbul). Construction began in July 2015 and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2018, while the public opening is planned for September 2019.
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