Art between Hammer and Anvil
Muhsin Ertuğrul (1892 – 1979)
Ertuğrul combined the modern theatre and cinema experience he acquired in Paris, Berlin, and Moscow with his knowledge of Turkey. He addressed performing arts both as a means to transform society and a way of popularizing aesthetic taste. He used the possibilities of German Expressionism and Soviet Futurism for the construction of the New Life; he was successful. Many institutions of theater and cinema founded during the Republican era bear his signature.
The exhibition Republic: New Individual New Life can be seen free of admissions until 17th May.