Blind Date - İstanbul

Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM) hosted the exhibition Blind Date İstanbul, organized in conjunction with Deutsche Bank Art.

The exhibition, which took place within the framework of the "Blind Date" project, featured works newly acquired for the contemporary art collection of the Deutsche Bank alongside the SSM's rich calligraphy collection. Works of contemporary artists such as Hans Arp, Joseph Beuys, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Adolf Hölzel, Sylvie Fleury, Frances Stark, Karin Sander and Tony Cragg came face to face with those of calligraphers such as Ahmed Karahisari, Seyh Hamdullah, Hafiz Osman, Dervis Ali, Mustafa Rakım, İsmail Zühdi, Yedikuleli Seyyid Abdullah, Eğrikapılı Mehmed Rasim, Kadıasker Mustafa İzzet and Sami Efendi in this exhibition where the theme of exceptional encounters and relations was the main highlight.

The Deutsche Bank Collection, the worlds largest corporate collection, visited İstanbul for the first time on the occasion of this exhibition which took place concurrently with the 10th İstanbul Biennial.

Hans Arp

Frances Stark

Sylvie Fleury

Carrie Mae Weems


Robert Delaunay

Çırçırlı Ali


İsmail Hakkı Altunbezer