Memory and Continuity
A Selection from the Huma Kabakcı Collection
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç
14 My Encounter With Nahit Kabakcı
20 In Pursuit of a Collection
A firm believer in the idea that a collection needs to be upheld at least by four generations and comparing this continuity to a relay race, Nahit Kabakcı began creating the Huma Kabakcı Collectionfrom the 1980s onwards. Today, the collection can be considered one of the most important and outstanding examples among the rare, consciously created, and long-lasting ones of its kind in Turkey.
Apart from the logic of creating the Huma Kabakcı Collection, its evolution/growth over time, and its subjectivity, the exhibition was designed by keeping in mind its structure, reviewed and changed from time to time, with both objectivity and an art historical subjectivity. The catalogue, in that sense, brings to fore the common and diverging points of the two generations by which the collection has been sustained, through essays and works explanations.
Year of Publication: 2016
Number of pages: 172