Within the framework of the celebrations of 400 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey, Istanbul Modern is hosting the exhibition La La La Human Steps: A Selection from the Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Held between February 16 - May 6 in Istanbul Modern’s Temporary Exhibition Hall, the show consists of a special selection gathered for Istanbul Modern by the exhibition curator Sjarel Ex, Director of Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, from the museum’s collection of over 140 thousand works. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen was founded in 1849 and is one of the Netherlands’ most renowned museums with a worldwide reputation.
Bringing together old masters and prominent contemporary artists, the exhibition includes 53 works consisting of paintings, prints, photographs, videos and installations by 28 artists from different countries. The partnership between Istanbul Modern, and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will continue with the exhibition Istanbul Modern - Rotterdam to open in Rotterdam on March 10.
La La La Human Steps is a show that focuses on human relations in today’s world. It is possible to translate, at historical, personal, and public levels, many themes pertaining to humanity, human relations, and our struggle to cope with life as human beings.