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Erol and İdil Tabanca Collections

Eskişehir  |  Turkey  | 

Erol and İdil Tabanca Collections

The Odunpazarı Modern Museum is a cross-cultural platform where modern and contemporary art from Turkey and abroad is exhibited with a universal perspective. It was founded by Eskişehir-born architect and art collector Erol Tabanca.

The Don’t Look Back, Deep is the Past exhibition at the Odunpazarı Modern Museum brings together 41 works by 31 artists and focuses on the roles and identities assigned to individuals in the context of their relationship with society, the habits based on social norms, and the ways in which we define the Other. 

Informed by perspectives and forms of expression that the individual often conceals (and occasionally articulates) in their journey as part of a collective memory; the exhibition looks into concepts like “taboo” and “freedom” from the standpoint of social order and its rituals. 

Works exploring feelings of belonging, conformity, rejection and defiance, the unavoidable vulnerabilities reserved to being human reveal the systematic relationship between the part and the whole as well as the individual and society. While the exhibition examines the eternal and deeply rooted conflict between the individual and society arising from polarised, contradictory points of view, the artworks find a commonality in the traditional techniques and images they are imbued with. 

Providing opportunities to discover new connections between individual and collective, the exhibition gives viewers new ideas about pre-assigned roles, prescribed constraints and the possibility of alternative lives while inviting them to reconsider their idiosyncratic placements and positions in a new light. 

For more information on OMM – Odunpazarı Modern Museum visit this Online Exhibition by Independent Collectors.

Şükran Moral, Married, with Three Men, 2010. Pigment print
 2/5+2 AP. 
80 x 120 cm. 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Şükran Moral, Married, with Three Men, 2010. Pigment print
 2/5+2 AP. 
80 x 120 cm. 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Ali Elmacı, Kill Him, Make Me Laugh V,  2014.  Oil on canvas.  175 x 220 cm. Erol Tabanca Collection. Photo: Ozan Çakmak
Ali Elmacı, Kill Him, Make Me Laugh V, 2014. Oil on canvas. 175 x 220 cm. Erol Tabanca Collection. Photo: Ozan Çakmak
Can Incekara, Triple, 2018. Watercolour on paper. 76 x 112 cm. 
Erol Tabanca Collection
Can Incekara, Triple, 2018. Watercolour on paper. 76 x 112 cm. 
Erol Tabanca Collection
Damla Yalcin, Hulyakent, 2:98, 2018. Stitch on Fine Art print, 45 x 30 cm. 
İdil Tabanca Collection. Photo: Barış Gültürk
Damla Yalcin, Hulyakent, 2:98, 2018. Stitch on Fine Art print, 45 x 30 cm. 
İdil Tabanca Collection. Photo: Barış Gültürk
Gözde Ilkin, Preoccupied, Offended and Absent-minded I, 2014. Mixed media on fabric, 100 x 180 cm. 
Erol Tabanca Collection. Photo: Ozan Çakmak
Gözde Ilkin, Preoccupied, Offended and Absent-minded I, 2014. Mixed media on fabric, 100 x 180 cm. 
Erol Tabanca Collection. Photo: Ozan Çakmak
Ihsan Oturmak, Untitled, 2020. Oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm. 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Ihsan Oturmak, Untitled, 2020. Oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm. 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Ihsan Oturmak, Untitled, 2020. Oil on canvas, 27 x 48 cm. 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Ihsan Oturmak, Untitled, 2020. Oil on canvas, 27 x 48 cm. 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Manolya Celikler, Untitled, 2017. Mixed media on porcelain plate, diameter 26 cm (Each). 
İdil Tabanca Collection. Photo: Barış Gültürk
Manolya Celikler, Untitled, 2017. Mixed media on porcelain plate, diameter 26 cm (Each). 
İdil Tabanca Collection. Photo: Barış Gültürk
Exhibition view.
Exhibition view.
Nilbar Güres, TrabZONE series:
Junction (Mother-Daughter), 2010. 
C-print, edition of 3/5 +1 AP. 100 x 150 cm. 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Nilbar Güres, TrabZONE series:
Junction (Mother-Daughter), 2010. 
C-print, edition of 3/5 +1 AP. 100 x 150 cm. 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Mustafa Boğa, Extraneous Objects 2, 2017. Fine Art print, 2/5 ed. 40 x 30 cm (Each). 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Mustafa Boğa, Extraneous Objects 2, 2017. Fine Art print, 2/5 ed. 40 x 30 cm (Each). 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Mustafa Boğa, Extraneous Objects 1, 2017. Fine Art print, 2/5 ed. 40 x 30 cm (Each). 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Mustafa Boğa, Extraneous Objects 1, 2017. Fine Art print, 2/5 ed. 40 x 30 cm (Each). 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Exhibition view.
Exhibition view.
Mustafa Boga, The War Heirlooms series: Kalashnikov, 2017. Embroidered quilt, 400 x 107 cm. 
İdil Tabanca Collection. Photo: Barış Gültürk
Mustafa Boga, The War Heirlooms series: Kalashnikov, 2017. Embroidered quilt, 400 x 107 cm. 
İdil Tabanca Collection. Photo: Barış Gültürk
Nilbar Gures, TrabZONE series:
Overhead, 
2010. 
C-print, edition of 3/5 +1 AP. 150 x 100 cm. İdil Tabanca Collection
Nilbar Gures, TrabZONE series:
Overhead, 
2010. 
C-print, edition of 3/5 +1 AP. 150 x 100 cm. İdil Tabanca Collection
Olgac Bozalp, Dayılar series
, 2021. 
Hahnemühle Luster print,  60 x 45 cm (Each). 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Olgac Bozalp, Dayılar series
, 2021. 
Hahnemühle Luster print, 60 x 45 cm (Each). 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Olgac Bozalp, Dayılar series
, 2021. 
Hahnemühle Luster print,  60 x 45 cm (Each). 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Olgac Bozalp, Dayılar series
, 2021. 
Hahnemühle Luster print, 60 x 45 cm (Each). 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Olgac Bozalp, Dayılar series
, 2021. 
Hahnemühle Luster print,  60 x 45 cm (Each). 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Olgac Bozalp, Dayılar series
, 2021. 
Hahnemühle Luster print, 60 x 45 cm (Each). 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Olgac Bozalp, Dayılar series
, 2021. 
Hahnemühle Luster print,  60 x 45 cm (Each). 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Olgac Bozalp, Dayılar series
, 2021. 
Hahnemühle Luster print, 60 x 45 cm (Each). 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Exhibition view.
Exhibition view.
Sinan Tuncay, Public Intimacy series: Bridal Bath, 2015. Archival pigment print, 80 x 56 cm (Each). İdil Tabanca Collection
Sinan Tuncay, Public Intimacy series: Bridal Bath, 2015. Archival pigment print, 80 x 56 cm (Each). İdil Tabanca Collection
Sinan Tuncay, Public Intimacy series: Illegitimate, 2015. Archival pigment print, 80 x 56 cm (Each). İdil Tabanca Collection
Sinan Tuncay, Public Intimacy series: Illegitimate, 2015. Archival pigment print, 80 x 56 cm (Each). İdil Tabanca Collection
Sinan Tuncay, Public Intimacy series: Prayer, 2015. Archival pigment print, 80 x 56 cm (Each). İdil Tabanca Collection
Sinan Tuncay, Public Intimacy series: Prayer, 2015. Archival pigment print, 80 x 56 cm (Each). İdil Tabanca Collection
Sinan Tuncay, Public Intimacy series: Votive, 2015. Archival pigment print, 80 x 56 cm (Each). İdil Tabanca Collection
Sinan Tuncay, Public Intimacy series: Votive, 2015. Archival pigment print, 80 x 56 cm (Each). İdil Tabanca Collection
Sinan Tuncay, Public Intimacy series: Wedding Night, 2015. Archival pigment print, 80 x 56 cm (Each). İdil Tabanca Collection
Sinan Tuncay, Public Intimacy series: Wedding Night, 2015. Archival pigment print, 80 x 56 cm (Each). İdil Tabanca Collection
Sinan Tuncay, I Have a Carry-on, 2019.  Archival pigment print, 3+2 AP
. 170 x 50 cm. 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Sinan Tuncay, I Have a Carry-on, 2019. Archival pigment print, 3+2 AP
. 170 x 50 cm. 
İdil Tabanca Collection
Exhibition wall.
Exhibition wall.

All images courtesy of the Erol Tabanca Collection and the İdil Tabanca Collection