“A Selection from the Elgiz Collection” is displayed in the Permanent Exhibition Area of the museum. Continuing to form since the 1980s, the collection presents the developments of contemporary art to the audience by containing conceptual and stylistic diversity with its eclectic structure. The collection is diverse in style, genre and material.
“Without looking at the nationality of the artists or the culture they came from, the Elgiz couple, who set off only on their work and the effect this work had on their tastes, created a collection with an "international" character from the very first period, and formed their own "identity" in this direction. Each special collection highlights a kind of “personal excitement” that invites you to explore the world, to different journeys through the eyes of the collector.” – Dr. Necmi Sönmez, “Crises and Victories of Contemporary Life”, Elgiz10, 2011.
In the permanent exhibition, the works of Turkish and international masters and young artists are exhibited together. Gilbert & George, Cindy Sherman, Abdurrahman Öztoprak, Barbara Kruger, Tracey Emin, Paul McCarthy, Bjarne Melgaard, Meriç Hızal, Jonathan Meese, Marcus Oehlen, Erwin Wurm, David Salle, Matthew Monahan, Azade Köker, Julian Schnabel, Mehmet (Dennis ) The works of indispensable artists such as Gün, Stephan Balkenhol can be seen together. Contributing to the prominence of Turkish art in the globalization process, the Elgiz Collection continues to carry its dynamic structure with a future-oriented perspective by incorporating young artists.
Azade Köker, Burst in Silence, 2010, Mixed media, video installation, 270 x 348 cm, Access to Collection: 2010
Abdurrahman Öztoprak, Painting 443, Mixed media on canvas, 240 x 240 cm. Collection Date: 2006
Jonathan Meese, Yellow Baron (Reddish), 2004-5, Oil on canvas, 210 x 420 cm. Collection Date: 2005
Tracey Emin, Sometimes, 2004, Photograph, 123 x 100 cm, Accessed to Collection: 2004
Stephan Balkenhol, Big Man, 2012, Paint on wood, 307 x 101 x 59 cm. Collection Date: 2012
Mehmet (Dennis) Gun, Last Breakfast, 2010, C-Photo, 157 x 200 cm, Access to Collection: 2011
Friederike Feldmann, Ten Years Later no:10, 2004, Acrylic and silicone on canvas, 240 x 170 cm, Accessed in Collection: 2004