The Anakara exhibition gathers artworks selected from the Sarp Evliyagil Collection under three sections. These sections, placed on the three floors of the museum space, are based on the birthdates of the artists. Our aim is to draw attention to different generations of artists in Turkey, and the unifying thoughts and language within these generations as well as the solitude, independent expressions and original language not attributable to any floor, generation or section. Every generation represented in this exhibition is accompanied by short excepts from three more-or-less contemporaneous authors. It is no coincidence that these literary texts are all based on Ankara.
Anakara is more than just these generations, it is also an invitation to think about the borders between different currents and spaces. The exhibition aims to create the space for distinguishing the commonalities and differences we have underlined or omitted between art and politics, paint and mud, romanticism and surrealism. It is an opportunity to step onto a piece of land and fix our eyes on the horizon; a call for viewers to accompany a collector who has set his sights on the oceans in his adventure to discover new continents.
Anakara is a first exhibition; it may echo down the aged, split the ground with earthquakes, divide into many islands or merge with other landmasses.