The 2020 Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism Special Awards were presented to recipients at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace Complex in Ankara on 20 January, 2021. IMOGA, one of the institutions deemed worthy of the award, was represented by Eda Tekcan who accepted the award for the Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts on behalf of the institution. The award statuette has arrived at our museum for permanent display. We extend our infinite gratitude to everyone who contributed to this honor, especially our artists, and all the members of the selection committee who deemed our institution worthy of this recognition. We continue to serve and create art with a profound sense of responsibility and motivation…
On the 3rd floor of the IMOGA Building, Süleyman Saim Tekcan held a workshop on advanced printing techniques with expert workshop students.
Yalın Alpay's interview with Süleyman Saim Tekcan on EkoTürk TV on 31 December 2019
This discussion event which hosted Sunay Akın during Süleyman Saim Tekcan's "A Cyclical Odyssey" exhibition was held with broad participation. The conversation was opened with the performance of Aşık Veysel's song "Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım" by Ms. Ayla Karacan, who also composed the original music of the exhibition. The event, which started at 16:00, lasted more than four hours with the intense interest of the participants, with the question and answer section turning into conversation.
In this workshop, which is one of the various projects carried out within the scope of the Children's Education Programme at the Museum's Printmaking Workshop, we carried out linoleum printmaking with FMV Işık Schools students. In the days following the event, we presented the results of this activity to the students' parents with an exhibition. This training was carried out with studio assistants and Etching School students under the direction of Eda Tekcan.
At the IMOGA Museum building, a workshop was held for Işık University Faculty of Fine Arts Graduate Students under the supervision of Ali Teoman Germaner and Süleyman Saim Tekcan, who held discussions with the students.
An interview was held with Süleyman Saim Tekcan, Elvan Tekcan, Eda Tekcan and Kaan Can Şahinoğlu on the floor of the Activity and Etching School at the IMOGA Museum building.
Bülent Hasan Tanla and his wife (daughter of painter Nuri İyem) Müjde İyem Tanla visited IMOGA. A celebration was held during the visit with Süleyman Saim Tekcan, Emel Tekcan, Elvan and Eda Tekcan, Nuran Ünsal and Flor-Salih Gömleksiz.
We celebrated the 70th birthday of Ali Teoman Germaner, our dear master, one of the teachers of IMOGA, with the participation of Süleyman Saim Tekcan, Eda Tekcan and Nuran Ünsal with the students of the Etching School.
Prior to its building opening as a museum, IMOGA conducted its first event at the Meridian International Center in Washington, DC within the scope of a joint project. The project entitled, “Anatolian Impressions Artists Prints from the Studio of Master Tekcan” was comprised of more than 70 works by 35 artists which were selected for exhibition by the hosting institution. The works were shipped to the United States prepared for exhibit. The exhibit, which was presented to the media on October 22, was held with the participation of members of the US Congress and a broad viewing audience on November 3.