Borusan Contemporary is a multi-platform program of exhibitions, events, educational activities, new commissions, and site-specific installations, all rooted in the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection. These activities are defined by their specific focus on media arts broadly defined, i.e., artists who work with time, light, technology, video, software, and beyond. Through exhibitions, educational programs, events, and artist commissions, Borusan Contemporary is a prominent art patron. Most of the program takes place at the Haunted Mansion in Istanbul, and co-exists with the offices of Borusan Holding, creating a unique museum within an office paradigm. The entire building, including the galleries, office space, café, Borusan ArtStore, and outdoor terraces with breathtaking views of the Bosphorus are open to the public on the weekends, 10am-7pm.
Founded in 2004, Istanbul Modern was as Turkey’s first museum of modern and contemporary art. Committed to sharing Turkey’s artistic creativity and cultural identity with the local and international art worlds, the museum hosts a broad array of interdisciplinary activities. Istanbul Modern embraces a global vision to collect, preserve, document, and exhibit works of modern and contemporary art and make them accessible to the public at large. The museum offers a variety of cultural activities in its permanent and temporary exhibition halls, photography gallery, spaces for educational and social programs, library, cinema, café, and store. Through its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, the museum aims to instill a love of the arts in visitors from all walks of life and encourage their active participation in the arts. Established in a building occupying an 8,000 square meter site in Karaköy on the shores of the Bosphorus, Istanbul Modern hosted exhibitions and events for 14 years. Istanbul Modern moved to a temporary space in Beyoğlu in May 2018 for three years, until the new building construction finishes.
In 2019 Akbank Sanat is celebrated its 29th year. The Center is supporting the development of contemporary arts in Turkey and hosting many international projects in different artistic fields, giving special attention to empowering young artists by creating opportunities for their creative development. Akbank Sanat with the mission of being "the place where change never ends," organizes more than 700 events throughout the year and hosts a wide range of events such as exhibitions, modern dance performances, classical music recitals, jazz concerts, panel discussions, children's workshops, film screenings, and theatrical performances. Located on Istiklal Avenue, Akbank Sanat, is at the heartland of Istanbul, composed of six floors.