In the West-oriented educational setting of the 1920s, as part of the Ministry of Education’s initiative to send successful students abroad to help them gain […]
Upon his return to the Academy of Fine Arts in 1932, Yenal found himself in the midst of an important reform process. Once the Republic […]
In 1917, as World War I on full swing, the towers and roof of Haydarpaşa Train Station were burned and considerably damaged due to a […]
In his final year at the school of architecture in 1925, Nazimî Yaver won his first victory outside the school at a competition entitled, “single […]
The Republic stepped beyond the threshold of the “old life” in which the ruler and the ruled were utterly estranged and constituted two opposite poles, and man and women lived in different worlds. “The new life” connoted the transition from a confined way of living to a new one where the borders were expanded. Men came together with women and together, they went out on the street; the gap between the ruler and the ruled was rapidly overcome and the villager became the master of the nation. To shed light to darkness, teachers, engineers, doctors embraced their destiny and spread across the corners of the nation. The sound of collaborative production rose from fields and factories; the thrill of it all enveloped the country. The “new life” meant freedom and future; it epitomized the Republic.
The exhibition Republic: New Individual New Life can be seen free of admissions until 17th May.