From February 24th to 1 May 2016, Pera Museum is presenting an exhibition entitled “Memory and Continuity: A Selection from the Huma Kabakcı Collection,” focusing on the theme of collecting works of art. The exhibition which is prepared with limited number of thematic collections consciously and systematicly created in Turkey will shed light on the approaches of various generations of collectors.
The exhibition contains an eligible private collection of modern and contemporary artworks upheld by two generations. It aims to illustrate the whole consistency of the collection, its periodically renewed structure and its transformation through historical objectivity. Curated by Huma Kabakcı and Esra Aliçavuşoğlu, this exhibition brings 70 works of 45 artists from Turkey and all around the world. As well as remarkable artists like Aliye Berger, Sabri Berkel, Mübin Orhon, Sarkis, Canan Tolon, Fahrelnissa Zeid, Ferruh Başağa, Canan Dağdelen, some of the leading signatures of contemporary art Joseph Beuys, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Max Ernst also show up.
“Memory and Continuity: A Selection from the Huma Kabakcı Collection” has five parts. The first step of the exhibition, “Memory” reflects from the past to the future. “Shaping the Forms” brings together the works significantly focused on form. In “Fluid Identities” are based on identity which has been one of the most common themes of the last century’s artists. In “Modernity”, the works of art are titled Constructing the Modern, Revealing the Modern. “Face to Face” displays the last part of the exhibition.