Genç Modern brings together young audiences between ages 21 and 40 under the umbrella of Istanbul Modern where they will have the opportunity to meet young artists and be a part of Istanbul’s art community.
Through year-round events, Genç Modern members can meet with artists, curators, collectors, and supporters of art. Genç Modern events include Thursday Meet-ups with artists, visits to galleries, studios, and private collections, conversations with artists, guided exhibition tours, sneak previews of films, collaborations with fairs, biennials, and similar art events, and the Genç Modern New Year’s Party.
At the same time, resources generated from membership fees are channeled to acquire works of young and emerging artists to be added to the museum’s main collection. Fikret Atay's video "Tinica", two works from Vahap Avşar's series "The Black Album", the video “I Can Sing” by Ferhat Özgür and the installation “Sunshine” by Vahit Tuna were acquired for the Istanbul Modern collection with Genç Modern Funds generated by the contributions of Genç Modern members at the end of 2014.
All written and visual content of Genç Modern is offered in Turkish.
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