06.09.08 – 09.11.08 Becoming Istanbul
Opening: Friday, 5 September 2008, 7 p.m.
Media conference: Thursday, 4 September 2008, 11 a.m.
In cooperation with Garanti Galeri, Istanbul, from Sept. 6 – Nov. 9, 2008 Deutsches Architekturmuseum will be presenting the “Becoming Istanbul” exhibition. The show revolves around a database that sheds light from all sorts of different perspectives on the city on the Bosporus and how it has developed into the current metropolis that interfaces between the West and the Orient. The interactive presentation, which visitors can themselves control, is driven by a large stock of data contributions made by countless photographers, artists, architects, authors, illustrators and researchers who have focused in their work on the city of Istanbul and approach the metropolis from quite different angles.
The exhibition, which is being held in the context of the Frankfurt Book Fair and its Guest of Honor 2008, Turkey, is being curated by Pelin Dervis (Director Garanti Galeri, Istanbul) together with architects and architectural historians Bülent Tanju and Uğur Tanyeli. On the occasion of the exhibition, an encyclopedic catalog will appear that concerns itself with Istanbul’s urban transformation over the last century and a half.