Including exhibitions, workshops, concerts, panels, talks, conferences, movie screenings, plays, and so on; Yapi Kredi Culture Centre hosts more than 200 cultural and art activities each year.
Founded in 1992, Yapi Kredi Culture Centre (also known as YKKS, namely Yapi Kredi Kultur Sanat) is a cultural institution at the heartbeat of Istanbul, located on historic Istiklal Street, more specifically in Galatasaray Square. Its focus is on exhibitions and exhibition-related activities such as conferences, workshops, talks, panels, and movie screenings on painting, sculpture, archaeology, graphic arts, literature, and other cultural disciplines. Yapi Kredi Kultur Sanat’s extensive range also covers literature, art history, cinema, and photography as well as creative literature for researchers, teachers, children, and art lovers of all ages and experts.
From "Kulis: Bir Tiyatro Belleği, Hagop Ayvaz" exhibition
Refurbished in 2017, Yapi Kredi Culture Centre’s building is one of the most important landmarks of Istanbul with its experimental architecture.
Hosts more than 200 events each year that include exhibitions, conferences, workshops, panels, talks, movie screenings, and so on.
The center also has a very rich bookstore as well as a library, and membership to the library is free.
All events and exhibitions of Yapı Kredi Culture Centre are free.
Famous “Architectural Review” journal described the building of Yapi Kredi Culture Centre as “an experimental cultural provocation.”
Yapi Kredi Culture Centre is located in Galatasaray Square, Beyoğlu. The best way to get to Yapi Kredi Culture Centre is to take M2 Metro, take off at Taksim station, Istiklal Caddesi exit, and walk down approximately 300 meters down Istiklal Street.
Yapi Kredi Culture Centre is open every day between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm. All exhibitions and events are free of charge.