August 17, 2011

Istanbul’s New Contemporary Art Platform: ‘Art Beat Istanbul’

Istanbul is preparing to welcome in September the first contemporary art platform that is inviting international dealers to participate as well as Turkish dealers. The first annual Art Beat Istanbul, which will debut between Sept. 14 -18, coincides this year with the opening of the 12th Istanbul Biennial, which is devoted to Turkish participants from Sept. 17 to Nov. 13.

“Our aim is to create a unique destination for art professionals and investors by introducing Istanbul’s galleries and artists to the world. The fair is also a platform for international exhibitors, including Middle-Eastern and U.S. galleries, to gain recognition in Turkey,” said Arhan Kayar, Director of Art Beat Istanbul. Kayar’s name is also behind events like the Istanbul Design Week and the Turkish Pavilion at Expo 2000.

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