11/21/2018 - 1/20/2019

Poetry Everywhere

Yapı Kredi Culture and Art

  • Poetry Everywhere: İlhan Berk at 100 ana resimler

İlhan Berk at 100

Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat Yayınları hosts an exhibition marking the centenaries of İlhan Berk.

The Exhibition “Poetry Everywhere: İlhan Berk at 100” will be open to literature and painting lovers between 21 November 2018-20 January 2019 in its Beyoğlu Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat building.

The exhibition “Poetry Everywhere: İlhan Berk at 100” is organized at the occasion of the centenaries of İlhan Berk, a pioneer of Modern Turkish poetry. It is composed of six sections: “Backbone/25 Poetry Books”, “Universe/Images”, “Orbit/Bookcase”, “Guide/Notebooks”, “Shell/Things” and “Letters/Attempts of Formalisation”.

The 25 poetry books of the poet form the backbone of the exhibition, which displays unknown paintings and drawings, notebooks with his hand-written notes taken from 1955 onward, covers of this notebooks, pages of his poetry books, contemporary opinions of major poets and authors about each book, videos and personal belongings of the artists.

Curated by Dr. Necmi Sönmez and designed by Yeşim Demir, the exhibition also features the bookcase which İlhan Berk started to use when he moved to Bodrum. The visitors will have an interactive access to this bookcase, which can be interpreted as a window to the world of the poet.

Both literature and art lovers shall expect surprises in this exhibition which offers an insight into the interdisciplinary works of İlhan Berk from the perspective of their historical development.

3D Virtual Exhibition Tour


Necmi Sönmez