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Pursuing the Modern

By Lea Golis

Exterior view of the Istanbul Modern Art Museum.

Once a longstanding edifice of cultural and historical heritage, the Istanbul Modern Art Museum was inaugurated on December 11, 2004 with an appeal to audiences interested in contemporary art. The Istanbul Modern is located in Karakoy and was founded by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Art (IKSV), an assembly with a legacy of contributions to the arts, and who are the organizers of the International Istanbul Biennial. Also invested in the new museum is the Eczacibasi Group, an pharmaceutical…

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