In the context of 400 years trade (diplomatic) relations between the Netherlands and Turkey, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and İstanbul Museum of Modern Art exchanged a selection from the Collections. On 10 March 2012, the exhibition ‘İstanbul Modern’ opened in Rotterdam and on 16 February, the exhibition ‘La La La Human Steps’ opened in Istanbul.
Head curator Levent Çalıkoğlu selected fourteen different artists from various periods from the seventies until now. Work was on show by artists such as İnci Eviner, Taner Ceylan and Sarkis. The latter was also responsible this summer for the installation in the Submarine Wharf in Rotterdam Harbour.