What did Executive Committee say about İGART?
We wanted Istanbul Airport to reflect the cultural memories and current, cultural and artistic dynamism of both Istanbul and our country and for it to be the beginning of a new model which gives artists the autonomy to propose and perform.
I believe that an identity will emerge from the combination of physical features of the airport with art, that is, impossible to achieve otherwise.
I find it quite substantial that Istanbul Airport uses the open call method to determine the art projects and is open to suggestions from artists from all generations. On the other hand, the fact that a part of the project is only available for the younger generation of artists is quite meaningful in regards to supporting the productivity of the youth.
It is of high importance for the Istanbul Airport to support the artists of the future with the projects and events hosted from its construction stage to the present, and to support the art and artists, and to gather all artistic activities under the roof of İGART.
Istanbul Airport‘s identity is characterized by the flux of thousands of people from all over the world that constantly stream through its halls and gateways. Its pluralism, and heterogeneity as well as its dynamism and vibrancy can be found in concepts and strategies of contemporary art. This is the reason why it is an appealing space for the production and mediation of art.
We are pleased to bring the art together more with passengers at Istanbul Airport through İGART. It is precious for us that our guests from different cultures, beliefs and lifestyles can meet in the common language of art during their time at the airport.
In a distinctive place of interaction such as an airport, you can create the difference with practices in which the concept of "Zero Waste" is fused together with aesthetics and traces of native culture and inspires today's aesthetics in order to create capacious, dynamic and unique spaces in terms of circulation and directing.
It is very meaningful that Istanbul Airport, one of the focal points of transportation, opens up space dedicated to the young artists representing the future of our age.
Being one of the most significant meeting points today thanks to the İGART project, Istanbul Airport will be able to offer its guests from all around the world the unique cultural memory and artworks of this country.
İGArt Art Projects Open Call contest model, embracing the attitude centered around the vision of participants without limiting them in terms of theme, material, and technical conditions is a manifestation of how much the project cares about devoting spaces for the artist and creativity.is