At Borusan Contemporary, working with many different curators and artists is key to the mission of our exhibition program. This strategy is rooted in a desire to foster an exhibition platform for a variety of creative perspectives from the international contemporary and media arts landscape.
In tandem with this initiative is a dedication not only to collect existing work, but also to support artists via the commissioning of new work for the collection and building. Together, these pursuits naturally generate an abundance of dialogue surrounding the collection, the various methodologies of presenting the work in exhibitions, and the diverse ways in which artists go about conceiving of and producing new work.
When the idea arose initially to publish a third volume of Works from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, there was discussion of how to continue the series while at the same time creating a unique and lively addition to the first two volumes. It ultimately became clear that conversations between artists in the collection and curators who have some sort of history or working relationship with Borusan Contemporary, unfolding in a series of live interviews, would offer a different viewpoint on the collection than a standard catalogue essay.