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The Back Room - Esma Yiğitoğlu

exhibition: 06 / 10 / 2016 - 04 / 12 / 2016
Location: TENT

The artist Esma Yiğitoğlu (Zincidere, 1944 - Rotterdam, 2009), born and raised in a liberal, intellectual environment in Turkey, left for Rotterdam at the age of seventeen to study at the Academy of Visual Arts. Until her death in 2009 she was active as a visual artist in Rotterdam. In addition to her artistry, she worked for a better social position for Turkish Dutch people.

TENT and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen jointly show in the four-part solo exhibition series The Back Room underexposed but iconic Rotterdam artists. Curator Noor Mertens presents work by an older generation of artists in the context of TENT's current programming. The work of artist Esma Yiğitoğlu is central to TENT this fall and is also the last edition of the collaboration.

TENT is the platform for contemporary art in the context of Rotterdam with exhibitions, new productions, educational projects, performances and events with makers from the city and beyond.
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Forest polder fox, Florentijn Hofman, Schiedamseweg, 2020. Photo: Otto Snoek

BKOR manages and renews the extensive city collection in collaboration with Rotterdam residents, companies and institutions. BKOR advises the municipality, citizens and artists on the realization, placement, relocation and remediation of public works of art.
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Art Office mediates, informs and supports visual artists from Rotterdam with regard to their professional practice. For artists, institutions and individuals.
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