Baksi Museum celebrates anniversary with special exhibition and concert

A remote eastern Turkish village may be an unlikely host to a contemporary arts center but this month will see the Baksi Museum celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Baksi MuseumA remote eastern Turkish village may be an unlikely host to a contemporary arts center but this month will see the Baksi Museum celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The modernist building, located in a village 45 kilometers [27 miles] from the Black Sea city of Bayburt, will hold special exhibitions and concerts to commemorate “turning from a dream into a reality”, according to organizers.

Well-known musicians Bulent Ortacgil, Erkan Ogur and Ismail Hakki Demircioglu will perform and the museum will hold an exhibition called ‘ON’ [Ten], curated by Istanbul-based German artist Marcus Graf.

Stating that the exhibition would reveal works by Turkish contemporary artists, folk art, and ethnographically important artifacts, Graf said:

“Due to the pluralist character of Baksi Museum, ON is formed with a curatorial strategy that interconnects artworks, and artifacts in order to reveal the collection’s multi-layered character, and to discuss aesthetic and contextual relations between various fields of artistic and cultural practice.”

Graf said the August 12 show in the village of only 480 people would break down barriers between high art and folk art.

The museum was founded in 2005 by fine arts professor Husamettin Kocan, who is a native of Bayburt.

In 2014, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe awarded the museum the Council of Europe Museum Prize (Anadolu Agency).

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