Mamut Art Project, Turkey’s unique art event dedicated to engaging emerging artists with new collectors, galleries and curators returns this spring, providing an important platform for 50 up-and-coming creative talents working in a range of disciplines throughout Turkey. Sponsored by Akkök Holding, the 5th edition of Mamut Art Project will be held between 26-30 April at Istanbul’s KüçükÇiftlik Park.
50 artists have been selected from over 1000 applications by a jury of five multi-disciplinary experts comprising Sarkis (an acclaimed conceptual artist who has exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Musée d’Art Contemporain, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Turkish Pavilion of the 56th International Venice Biennale), Elif Bayoğlu (Istanbul consultant at Sotheby’s and former Head of Contemporary Turkish Art), Övül Durmuşoğlu (curator at documenta 13 and 13th International Istanbul Biennial and selected by Artsy as one of the 20 Most Influential Young Curators of Europe), Murat Alat (art critic for Art Unlimited magazine and Sanatatak.com) and Ali Raif Dinçkök (Chairman of the Board of Directors of Akkök Holding and Collector).
How Mamut Art Project Works?
We accept applications from independent contemporary artists (without any restrictions of age or medium) during our 2 month application period. Next, our jury of 5, which changes each year, determine who gets to participate in our upcoming project. Each selected artist gets 10 sqm. of individual space, to show their work to Turkey’s most known collectors, curators and gallery owners, and also to art lovers throughout the event (5 days + preview night). Artlovers discover new artists each year and take their first steps into collecting art with our affordable art concept.