Baksı Museum’s shape rises out of the natural curvature of the Turkish countryside without a hint of intrusion. Sloping as carelessly as the peaks and dips of the hills that surround it, the museum is one of the most unique institutions of its kind, joining contemporary art and traditional arts and crafts under one roof.
Beginning in June, the museum, which is located in Bayburt in Northeast Turkey, will host a new exhibition entitled “Mesafe ve Temas” (Distance and Contact) with four different spaces and their related works. The title expresses the museum’s aim of highlighting and increasing the production of local and indigenous art, which not only re-introduces the work of the local population but also offers new opportunities of employment and upward mobility. As such, all items on display will be available for sale for the beneficial economic contribution to the region.
Faruk Malhan will be responsible for the design area, which will display the unique work of 15 chosen university student designers. Arzu Kaprol, working alongside the Studio Kaprol Design Team, will put together a special selection of creations. The culinary section of the exhibition will feature the long lost recipes particular to the region under the guidance of Engin Akın, focusing on dried and preserved delicacies. The exhibition is also curated by Fırat Arapoğlu, Mürteza Fidan and Kurucu Koçanoğlu. Bayburt Bayraktar Köyü Çayırlar Mevkii; P: (0458) 247 34 38
How to Get to Bayburt
Flights are available to the Erzurum Airport. From there you can take a cab to the Erzurum bus station and take a bus to Bayburt, which takes about two hours.