collectors' stories book
Following the popularity of the 2016 Collectors’ Stories exhibition, which displayed 120 pieces from 60 leading private collections in Turkey, CI will publish its Collectors' Stories Book, CI Publications’ inaugural project with the support of Barbaros Reserve Bodrum Project.
Collectors’ Stories Book provides insight into collecting in Turkey through exhibiting highlights from private collections across the country. It aims to facilitate an understanding into the dynamics of contemporary art tastes, the building of a collection and the trends, strategy and motivations behind art acquisition. It provides a unique perspective into the idiosyncratic stories behind collections and artworks, as told by collectors. Bringing together diverse attitudes, preferences and collections, the exhibition hopes to cultivate a shared curatorial spirit while drawing a roadmap for a new generation of collectors.
Similarly to the exhibition, the book explores the dynamics of contemporary art tastes, building collections and the trends, strategy and motivations behind art acquisition. It provides a unique perspective into the idiosyncratic stories behind collections and artworks, as told by collectors. The publication will be distributed internationally to leading art institutions and organisations.
Contributing collectors and collections include: Leyla Alaton, Ahmet Aral, Mine & Cem Bahadır, Mehmet Ali Bakanay, Berrak & Nezih Barut, Rezzan Benardete, Hanzade & Osman Boyner, Dr. Şükrü Bozluolçay Collection, Büyük Efes Art Collection – Banu Vargı Tümay Collection, Büyükkuşoğlu Family Collection, Bilge & Haro Cümbüşyan, Banu & Hakan Çarmıklı, Demet & Cengiz Çetindoğan, Suzan Sabancı Dinçer, Ayşe & Saruhan Doğan, Gülin & Emre Dökmeci, Elif Dürüst, Oya & Bülent Eczacıbaşı, Tansa Mermerci Ekşioğlu, Sevda & Can Elgiz, Nesrin Esirtgen, Özlem & Naim Gençoğlu, Zeynep & Fırat Gönenç, Emine & Selim Gülçelik, Asuman & Hüsnü Güreli, Cem Hakko, Can Has, Emin Hitay, Hüma Kabakçı, Ayşegül & Doğan Karadeniz, Hatice & Ferit Meriçten, Ari Meşulam, Naim Nihmet, Fazlı Özcan, Önder Öztarhan and Kaan Boyner, Murat Özyeğin, Ayşegül & Ömer Özyürek, Leyla Pekin, Arzu & Ömer Sabancı, Sevil Sabancı, Vuslat & Ali Sabancı, Melis & Hakan Salargil, Ali Selçuk, Erol Tabanca, Türkan & Ziya Tacir, Lucette & Mustafa Taviloğlu, Agah Uğur, Ayşe Umur, Freda & İzak Uziyel, Murat Ülker, Şebnem & Mahmut Ünlü, Erdinç Varlıbaş, Ergin Varlıbaş, Selim Varol, Tony Ventura, Şirin & Neşet Yalçın, Arzuhan & Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ, Zafer Yıldırım and Cem Yılmaz.