Arter, the new "space for art" initiated by the Vehbi Koç Foundation (VKF), opens with the exhibition Starter (8/5–31/10/2010). The catalogue accompanying Starter comprises 160 works by 87 artists. The exhibition offers an art historical perspective from the 1960s to the present, along with recent artistic practices in Turkey and abroad.
Starter's exhibition catalogue includes forewords by Ömer M. Koç and René Block, alongside texts on the artists and exhibited works, written by 19 different authors.
The catalogue and visual identity of the exhibition were designed by Esen Karol, who was also responsible for Arter's corporate ID. Karol has taken the show's title Starter literally by having the renowned American calligrapher Tony Di Spigna create letterforms reminiscent of a luxurious menu at a three-star restaurant.
Authors: Tankut Raşit Aykut, İlkay Baliç, René Block, Julia Boeck, Caroline Dabel, Birgit Eusterschulte, Ulrike Gerhardt, Katharina Groth, Isabella Hammer, Barbara Heinrich, Kerstin Kemner, Tomoko Mamine, Friedrich Meschede, Serdar Öcal, Simone Schweers, Rita Somosi, Dr. Necmi Sönmez, Azra Tüzünoğlu, WHW