Proje4L / Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art

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Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art (Turkish: Proje4L/Elgiz Çağdaş Sanat Müzesi) is a private collection museum, founded by Dr. Can Elgiz.

The museum opened in 2001, when there were no non-profit institutions in Turkey dedicated to contemporary art. Established with a mission to promote the development of contemporary art in Turkey, the initiave focused on giving space, support and international visibility to projects by young Turkish artists. As new art institutions and museums bloomed in Turkish art scene in 2005, the collectors converted the space to a private collection museum under the name ‘Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art’ to host the Elgiz Collection.

Proje4L/Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art is located in the dynamic business district of Istanbul, Maslak and is open to the public free of charge.


Elgiz Collection consists of works of by influential Turkish and international artists, such as Ömer Uluç, Fahrelnissa Zeid, Abdurrahman Öztoprak, Tracey Emin, Jan Fabre, Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Peter Halley, Paul McCarthy and Robert Rauschenberg. The eclectic content of the collection allows the viewer to enjoy a comprehensive journey through the major contemporary art movements of the last two decades, while promoting the globalization of Turkish art. With the integration of new works by young artists the Elgiz Collection maintains its dynamism and prevalence.[1]


The space of the Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art is established on 2000m² of exhibition space. Aside from the main hall, reserved for displaying selections from the Elgiz Collection, there are two Project Rooms, a glass Open Archive Room and a conference room. The Project Rooms are commissioned to young Turkish talents to give them a chance to exhibit their work, in some cases, for the first time. In the Open Archive Room gallerists, collectors and art enhusiasts can browse through submitted artist portfolios and contact artists of their interest. The conference room hosts lectures focused on passion for collecting.[2]

Visiting Hours[edit]

Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art is open from 10:00 - 17:00, Wednesday to Friday; from 10:00 - 16:00 on Saturday; and on Tuesday by appointment. Closed on National Holidays. No Entrance Fee Required.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ elgiz museum of contemporary art
  2. ^ proje4l elgiz museum of contemporary art
  3. ^ proje4l elgiz museum

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Coordinates: 41°06′35″N 29°01′14″E / 41.10972°N 29.02056°E / 41.10972; 29.02056