TANAS was a project initiated by the Vehbi Koç foundation
2008 – 2013
TANAS talks
Guided Tours, DIALOGUES
TANAS says elüg elüg
The Turkish art and cultural scene developed tremendously fast within the last years, particularly in Istanbul. In the 1980s young Turkish artists broke with the traditional art of their country, at first unnoticed by the Turkish public and the global art world. After years of isolation this generation of artists in the 1990s indicated their wish to speak also internationally and set decisive examples - politically engaged, aesthetically radical and with new artistic arguments. more... After five years in Heidestrasse in the centre of Berlin, the project space TANAS closed its doors on 3 November 2013 at the end of the exhibition The Unanswered Question. İskele2.

In partnership between Edition Block Berlin (physical and administrative organisation) and Vehbi Koç Foundation Istanbul (financial funding), TANAS could be initiated as a free and independent space in autumn 2007 in order to introduce the latest Turkish art to an international audience in Central Europe. This self-imposed task has been accomplished. more...