Anthony Cragg’s Works in Istanbul Modern Museum

In his first exhibition in the temporary space, Istanbul Modern is hosting the works of the most original and innovative sculptor, the British Anthony Cragg.

It is Curated by Istanbul Modern General Director Levent Çalıkoğlu, ’Human Nature Doğ presents Cragg’s experimental sculptures as a comprehensive and chronological whole.

The exhibition, which took place with the participation of the British Consulate General in Istanbul and the British Council, can be visited until 11 November 2018.

23 May-11 November 2018

Istanbul Modern welcomes British artist Anthony Cragg, one of the most original and innovative figures of contemporary sculpture in his first temporary exhibition in a temporary space. The exhibition, which includes the most characteristic examples from every stage of the artist’s more than 40 years of career, makes visible how Cragg has interpreted and transformed the distinctive features of the nature, sculpture, space, material, color, scale, which constitute the nature of sculpture.

Nature, man and the everlasting field of thought and production that surrounds them determine the center of Anthony Cragg’s sculptures and the source of his synthesis. Cragg, who believes that each work he adds to the world of forms has a close relationship with his own root and emotions, is one of the rare artists who has been able to establish a natural sympathy with his audience. The sculptures of Cragg remind us of a feeling behind a natural phenomenon that we are curious about, a lost sensation, the effect that we had forgotten over a long time ago.

Born in 1949 in Liverpool, Anthony Cragg is a laboratory technician on rubber, where he studied art at the Gloucester College of Art and Design, the Wimbledon School of the Arts and the Royal College of Art. His work has been exhibited at countless cities and art institutions since 1970s, and in 1988 he was awarded the Turner Prize. In the same year he represented his country at the 43rd Venice Biennale. He has been living and working in Wuppertal, Germany since 1977.

Exhibition Curator: Levent Çalıkoğlu

Curatorial Team: Öykü Özsoy, Ümit Mesci, Deniz Pehlivaner


Remove from Harness, 2008


190 x 200 x 124 cm


Eroded Landscape, 1998


234 x 120 x 125 cm