DR. KUMRU EREN
Manager of Borusan Contemporary
Dr. Kumru Eren has consulted for national and international collections and institutions with a focus on development in the field of cultural heritage and collection management. Previously, she worked as the Baksı Platform Coordinator for Baksı Culture and Art Foundation. She taught the course “Critical Art Theories” at the Marmara University for a while. She has contributed to exhibition catalogues and artist monographs. Her articles, critical texts, and impressions have been published in ICE, Istanbul Art News, Artam, Varlık, Hürriyet Kitap Sanat, Hürriyet Seyahat. She has received her PhD with her dissertation on the phenomenon of “Globalization in Contemporary Art in Turkey”, considered within the framework of Jean-Luc Nancy’s work. She is a member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics). She is currently in charge of the the management of Borusan Contemporary.
8 November 2020 Sun
In the 1960s, when photoshop and digital photo manipulation techniques were not yet available as readily, the iconic Le Saut dans le Vide [Leap into the Void] performance was etched into our memories by Yves Klein.
10 September 2020 Thu
Time for individuals is lighter and more volatile than for institutions. I spent the past six months trying to remotely get to know Borusan, to which I had become a member just before the pandemic. Although the intervening physical distance seemed like a problem with working from home, it was also an opportunity for seeing the picture crystal clear just as any frame that becomes definite with distance.