From 4-10 November Istanbul will be the venue for a wide range of cultural and arts events.
Art İstanbul will feature exhibition openings, guided museum and gallery tours, special performances, lectures and educational programs.
Numerous museums and galleries as well as art foundations, initiatives and fairs will come together for this special week and open their doors to both local and foreign visitors. Among the participants are Galeri Selvin, Artnext İstanbul, Gallery Linart and Galeri Mana, the Contemporary İstanbul fair, the İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and Nobel Prize for literature winner Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence.
Contemporary Istanbul will take place 7-10 November at The Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC) and Istanbul Congress Center (ICC). Contemporary Istanbul is the leading international art fair in Turkey and brings both local and international focus to the dynamic art scene in Turkey's vibrant metropolis every November. Featuring 92 galleries from 21 countries with outstanding works by more than 650 international and Turkish artists, the eighth edition of fair will be the largest event to date.
Half of the works to be exhibited are from the region Balkans, North Africa and East Mediterranean and the rest is from Europe and America. Marlborough Gallery, New York; Galerie Lelong, Paris; Andipa Gallery, London; Opera Gallery, Genoa; Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon; Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid; Senda, Spain; Michael Schultz, Germany; Klaus Steinmetz, Costa Rica; Dirimart, Galerist, Galeri Mana, Galeri Nev, Pi Artworks, Rampa, Xist from Turkey are among the participating galleries.
Hayat, Les Parfums De Revolte, 2013,
Digital prints on transparent film, burnt and enclosed in plexiglas boxes, 20 x 15 x 6 cm. Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris / France at Contemporary Istanbul