Contemporary Istanbul will take place between 20-23 September 2018 at Istanbul Congress Center (ICC) and Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC). The 13th edition of the fair will include artworks from both established and emerging galleries, bringing a regional and international focus to the dynamic contemporary art scene in Istanbul.
Preview Date: September 19
Open Days: September 20 - 23
Contemporary Istanbul, the leading international art fair in the region, announced the preliminary exhibitors list for the upcoming 12th edition of the fair. CI brings together leading contemporary art galleries from Turkey and around the world, giving a regional and international focus to the dynamic contemporary art scene that has developed in Istanbul in recent decades. Reflecting the role of Istanbul as a centre point between East and West, CI strongly believes – now more than ever – in the critical role of art as a catalyst for dialogue, mutual understanding and reconciliation.
Notable for its unique position both geographically and culturally, CI pays undivided attention to Turkish contemporary art and also prides itself on bringing together galleries, artists and collectors from around the world. CI uniquely engages with artists and collectors from the entire region including the Caucasus, the Black Sea, the former Russian Federation and the Middle East.
Each November in Istanbul there is a flurry of action in anticipation of Contemporary Istanbul, the region’s premier art fair. Galleries ready themselves for one of the biggest events on the Istanbul art scene, and the public eagerly anticipates opening day, when they can wander through some of the best contemporary art on offer in Turkey and beyond.
As one of the most energetic cities in the world, Istanbul continually gets to be an attraction center, along with becoming one of the biggest center for contemporary art.
Notable for its unique position both geographically and culturally, Contemporary Istanbul prides itself on bringing together galleries, artists and collectors from Turkey, the Caucasus, the Black Sea, Russia and the Middle East, as well as from Europe, America and Asia.