CULTURE AND THE ARTS
İŞ BANKASI KÜLTÜR YAYINLARI
Kültür Yayınları is a publishing house
established in 1956 by Hasan Âli Yücel, a
former Minister of Education. Since then,
Kültür Yayınları has been providing Turkish
readers with a steady stream of publications
that are both rich in content and superior in
quality. Attracting widespread interest with
publications released under 13 separate
headings, Kültür Yayınları is a publishing
house indispensable first and foremost for
researchers as well as readers in general.
As of end-2012, Kültür Yayınları had
published nearly 1.8 million books under
2,967 titles since its inception.
İŞ SANAT
Concerts held at İş Sanat, which conducts
activities with the intention of advancing
the arts in Turkey, are one of the most
prestigious events in İstanbul. In the course
of the twelve seasons since its opening, İş
Sanat has hosted more than 480,000 art
lovers at nearly 750 events as it continues to
fulfill its mission to enrich artistic life in our
country.
The scene of performances by leading
artists in the world and in Turkey, as well
as children’s plays and poetry readings, İş
Sanat Concert Hall is one of Turkey’s most
important arts platforms. In celebration of
its 12th anniversary last season, İş Sanat
hosted 38 concerts, eight children’s events
and five poetry readings.
With the “Shining Stars” series, commenced
last season at the Millî Reasürans Concert
Hall, İş Sanat began offering a platform to
showcase young talent.
İş Sanat launched its 13th season on
3 November 2012 with a concert by Emre
Şen, one Turkey’s most preeminent pianists,
and the Borusan İstanbul Philharmonic
Orchestra, a leading symphony group in the
country. The center will continue to host
internationally-renowned artists and bands,
as well as outstanding musicians from
Turkey.
TÜRKİYE İŞ BANKASI MÜZESİ (İŞBANK
MUSEUM)
With its inauguration in 2007, the İşbank
Museum offers a narrative of the Bank’s own
history and Turkey’s economic development
with documents, banking equipment,
communication devices, photographs,
pictures, advertisements and promotional
materials and films.
The initial establishment of the museum’s
collection was marked by a painstaking
effort to collect documents, photographs,
films, objects and even the cherished
memories of those who had been involved
in events across the country, followed
by their documentation, restoration, and
preservation to ensure that these assets are
passed on to future generations.
The museum hosts temporary exhibitions as
well as workshops organized for children.
İŞ SANAT KİBELE AND İZMİR ART
GALLERIES
İş Sanat Kibele (İstanbul) ve İzmir Art
Galleries display paintings, sculptures
and ceramics created by both established
masters and promising newcomers on the
art scene.
In the 2011-2012 season, the Kibele Art
Gallery hosted retrospective exhibitions
of works by Eren Eyüboğlu, Ertuğrul Ateş,
Mehmet Pesen and Koray Ariş.
Additionally, over the 2011-2012 season the
İzmir Art Gallery hosted seven exhibitions
displaying large collections of paintings,
prints and ceramics. Received with
tremendous interest, the gallery’s shows
included the Eren Eyüboğlu exhibition,
brought to İzmir after its presentation for art
lovers at İş Sanat Kibele Art Gallery.
CONCERTS HELD AT İŞ
SANAT, WHICH CONDUCTS
ACTIVITIES WITH THE
INTENTION OF ADVANCING
THE ARTS IN TURKEY,
ARE ONE OF THE MOST
PRESTIGIOUS EVENTS IN
İSTANBUL.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
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