Istiklal Caddesi 8, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435 | www.akbanksanat.com | +90-212-252-3500
Opening Hours: 10.30am-7.30pm Tue-Sat
Akbank Sanat Art Center is an institution that supports prominent contemporary art activities in Turkey since 1993 and has hosted many events in visual arts, music, theater and dance. Akbank Sanat has established a permanent role in the cultural and artistic life in İstanbul.
Exhibitions, concerts, theatre and workshop activities, dance shows, panels, film screenings are some of these main activities that Akbank Sanat Art Center organizes in its central building in Beyoglu. Also, activities such as Akbank Jazz Festival, Akbank Chamber Orchestra, Akbank Short Film Festival, and Zeynep Tanbay Dance Project are being presented to art-lovers in different spaces around Istanbul and as well as other cities in Turkey.
Akbank Sanat focused its attention entirely to the contemporary arts in 2003. As a result of this restructuring it is aiming to be İstanbul's showcase for worldwide developments in arts as well as to support Turkish artists in their international efforts, and to foster growth and development of contemporary art and gain a broader audience in Turkey.
Akbank Art Center hosts six exhibitions every year. Works in the field of Plastic Arts are being exhibited on the 1st Floor.
The Multi-purpose Hall is located on the 2nd Floor. The hall has a capacity of 125 persons where theater, live concerts, panels, colloquium, slide shows, conferences and DVD shows are performed.
Both lithography and serigraphy workshops are located on the Contemporary Arts Workshop on the 3rd Floor.
The Music Listening Room, Library and The Café are located on the 4th Floor. The Music Listening Room, which has an archive of 1892 CD's which are composed of the best examples of the classical music primarily, jazz and film music.
The Dance Studio is located on the 6th Floor. Zeynep Tanbay continues her work and activities such as workshops, open rehearsals, colloquium, video shows where young choreographs can take place beside 'Zeynep Tanbay Dance Project'.
Akbank Art Center Library and Music Listening Room are open everyday between 14:00 - 19:00, except Sundays and Mondays.