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The 12th Edition of CI Concluded with More Than 80,000 Visitors

The 12th edition of Contemporary Istanbul (CI) ended on 17th September, having seen strong support from an international art audience of philanthropists, collectors and the public, strengthening the fair’s vision for a continued collaborative cultural arena in Istanbul. Bringing together 73 galleries from 25 cities across more than 20 countries presenting 1500 artworks, the fai... read more +

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First Outdoor Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition in a Public Park by CI

The Fifth Element is Istanbul’s first ever outdoor contemporary sculpture exhibition in a public park organised by Contemporary Istanbul. This will be held in Sanatçılar Park adjacent to the fair. Using as its point of departure Tabanlıoğlu Architects’ concept, The Fifth Element is curated by Prof. Hasan Bülent Kahraman and is conducted in collaboration with the Şişli Municipal... read more +

Contemporary Istanbul (CI) Celebrates its 12th Annual Event with the Release of CI Publishing’s First Book, ‘Collectors’ Stories.’

CI’s Collectors’ Stories project gathered for the first time artworks selected by 60 of Turkey’s prominent private contemporary art collectors from their own collections. Comprised of 120 pieces exhibited in a 1,500 m2 space at CI 2016, Collectors’ Stories attracted great attention.   The Collectors’ Stories book, following on the Collectors’ Stories exhibition’s success, will ... read more +

Asya International Movers Has Become the New Solution Partner of Contemporary Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul is proud to announce a new Solution Partner, Asya International Movers in its 12th edition.  Established in 1963, Asya International Movers aims to bring a professional and innovative approach to the international art moving & storage industry in Turkey and abroad. read more +

Contemporary Istanbul Attended the Israel Museum’s 2017 International Council

Between June 3 – 7, CI attended the Israel Museum’s 2017 International Council.  CI Founder and Chairman Ali Güreli, Vice Chairperson Rabia Güreli and Executive Committee Member Prof. Hasan Bülent Kahraman were the only art professionals invited from Turkey. This year’s Council, on the theme of Art and Artists in our Time, focused on contemporary creative culture in Israel and ... read more +

Contemporary Istanbul Announces Preliminary List of Galleries 2017

Contemporary Istanbul (CI), the leading international art fair in the region, is pleased to announce 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 re... read more +

Contemporary Istanbul and Aralık Association Laying the Foundations of a Primary School Project in Kilis

Contemporary Istanbul and Aralık Association collaborated in 2016 on a primary school project in Kilis designed to deminish the difficulties war and migration impose on children. The project contributes to regional efforts on education. An exhibition, held 12-13 May 2016 at the Sofa Hotel,generated funds for the project. All the proceeds of sales of works at the exhibition went... read more +

Dinner Reception Hosted by the Maleki Family in London to Celebrate Contemporary Istanbul’s 12th Anniversary

On May 25, 240 guests gathered at the home of Fatima and Eskandar Maleki in Mayfair to celebrate the 12th anniversary of Contemporary Istanbul. Fatima and Eskander Maleki, well respected art collectors and art philanthropists, with their son Kamiar Maleki, who also shares their passion for art and has himself years of experience in the contemporary art world, celebrated the app... read more +

CI Hosted Reception in New York to Celebrate Fair's 12th Anniversary

On May 2, Contemporary Istanbul and Leila Heller Gallery co-hosted the dinner reception in honor of the 12th edition of Contemporary Istanbul (CI) with kind support of H.E. Mr. Feridun Sinirlioğlu, Ambassador of Turkey to the United Nations and Herrick Feinstein. The event, organized by Contemporary Istanbul, welcomed collectors, art professionals and journalists to celebrate t... read more +
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