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The Elgiz Museum I

An ever-growing family collection in Istanbul.

Opened in 2001 in Istanbul Turkey, the private Elgiz Museum has made a name for itself as one of the first institutions to exhibit contemporary art in Turkey. Sprawling over an impressive 2000 square meters, the Elgiz Museum holds work by influential Turkish artists such as Ömer Uluç and Güngör Taner, whilst also including works by leading international names such as Tracey Emin, Gilbert & George and Barbara Kruger to their ever-growing family collection.

Here, The Elgiz Museum have curated an online exhibition with artworks taken from their permanent exhibition.

DANIELE BUETTI, Do You Really Believe You Have Choices, 2003. Courtesy the Elgiz Collection
DANIELE BUETTI, Do You Really Believe You Have Choices, 2003. Courtesy the Elgiz Collection
TRACEY EMIN, Sometimes, 2004. Courtesy the Elgiz Collection
TRACEY EMIN, Sometimes, 2004. Courtesy the Elgiz Collection
ELKE KRYSTUFEK, Moai 1 Time, 2006. Courtesy the Elgiz Museum
ELKE KRYSTUFEK, Moai 1 Time, 2006. Courtesy the Elgiz Museum
MAHMUT AYDIN, Not Covering Up, 2014. The Elgiz Museum
MAHMUT AYDIN, Not Covering Up, 2014. The Elgiz Museum
HALIL VURUCUOGLU, I Turn to Green, 2010. Courtesy the Elgiz Museum
HALIL VURUCUOGLU, I Turn to Green, 2010. Courtesy the Elgiz Museum
FRANK NITSCHE, YOO-35, 2007. Courtesy the Elgiz Museum
FRANK NITSCHE, YOO-35, 2007. Courtesy the Elgiz Museum
ERGIN ÇAVUŞOĞLU, Resonance, 2001. Courtesy the Elgiz Museum
ERGIN ÇAVUŞOĞLU, Resonance, 2001. Courtesy the Elgiz Museum
ABDURRAHMAN ÖZTOPRAK, Painting 443, 2006. Courtesy the Elgiz Museum
ABDURRAHMAN ÖZTOPRAK, Painting 443, 2006. Courtesy the Elgiz Museum
AZADE KÖKER, Exploded Still-Life, 2010. Courtesy the Elgiz Collection
AZADE KÖKER, Exploded Still-Life, 2010. Courtesy the Elgiz Collection

Read an interview with Sevda Elgiz here.

The Elgiz Museum is included in the Art Guide.