Contemporary Istanbul 2012
Contemporary Istanbul announces its 7th edition, 22 – 25 November 2012
Contemporary Istanbul, the premium and largest art fair in Turkey, announces its 7th edition. Held at the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC) and the Istanbul Congress Center, the fair offers a comprehensive range of contemporary art including painting, sculpture, video works, installation and limited editions from local and foreign galleries. Featuring over 100 galleries including important international galleries Marlborough Gallery, Haunch of Venison, Opera Gallery, Galerie Michael Schultz, MAM-Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art as well as local galleries; Dirimart, Rampa, Galeri Mana and approximately 600 artists, the 7th edition of Contemporary Istanbul will be the largest yet. Mr Ali Güreli, Chairman of the fair says: ‘We are excited to present the most comprehensive edition of Contemporary Istanbul to date, whilst contributing to Istanbul’s cultural and gravitational pull, helping it to become a hub for the arts and support contemporary artists from Turkey’. The CI Dialogues programme will run for the duration of the fair, discussing current topics and welcoming art professions from all over the world. The session “Institutions, Economy and Art” where Simon de Pury, Co-Founder of Philips de Pury and Pierre Levai, Founder of Marlborough Gallery will participate, will be broadcasted live on Bloomberg HT.