June 23, 2012

Contemporary Istanbul Announcing First Edition of Art Istanbul

On Thursday 14 June 2012, Contemporary Istanbul announced the creation of a new fair: Art Istanbul.

From 19 to 25 November 2012, the first edition of Art Istanbul, which will be dedicated to contemporary Turkish culture, will take place. Istanbul is one the richest major cities in the world when it comes to cultural supply. The fair will display a cultural program rich in collaborations with contemporary art galleries and major institutions such as the Istanbul Modern, the Pera Museum, and auction houses.

As stated by Ali G├╝reli, president of Contemporary Istanbul, “With the launching of Art Istanbul, we are planning to create a key moment in the international artistic agenda that gathers the most important art institutions and galleries in Istanbul, will display an exceptional week-long program rich in events, and will run in parallel of Contemporary Istanbul.” The new art fair confirms and strengthens Istanbul’s presence in the international artistic sector.

Contemporary Istanbul is the most important art event in Turkey and a place of exchange between Turkish art and international art. In 2012, it will launch its seventh edition, dedicated to the emerging galleries and artists in the Balkans.


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