Applications for Contemporary Istanbul 2017 are open. Each year, Contemporary Istanbul makes Istanbul the international center of contemporary art. The fair will take place between 14-17 September and once again bring together leading local and interntional  galleries with art-lovers.

Applications are open for Contemporary Istanbul 2017, the leading contemporary art platform of Turkey for 11 years, renewed and improved with the unique dynamism of contemporary art. Contemporary Istanbulwill continue to bring together the leading local and national contemporary art galleries in its 12th year between September 14-17, with its main sponsor Akbank Sanat.

Contemporary Istanbul will invite the leading galleries in the World to Istanbul in 2017, while keeping with the local content it has adapted since its founding and continue to take its place in the global art calendar and be a global platform for contemporary art with its new gallery profile.   

Contemporary Istanbul, now the center of discovery for the world’s contemporary art, will continue to grow in 2017 with increasing interest from both local and international art-lovers. The fair will continue to be a meeting point for art-lovers in 2017 , having brought together 70 art galleries, 520 artists, 32 designers, 8 art institutions and 6 art enterpreneurs from 20 different countries and attracted 90,000 art-lovers over five days last year. Drawing its inspiration from Istanbul with its unique geographical and artistic location, Contemporary Istanbul provides the exclusive opportunity to discover in depth different works of art from the artistic world by bringing together galleries, artists and collectioners from Turkey, Caucassus, Black Sea and the Middle East, as well as Europe, America and Asia.

Contemporary Istanbul will be bringing together Turkish and global art with a contemporary focus in September this year, changing from November in previous years, to join the Istanbul Biennial and opening exhibits of many other art institutions and galleries in the ‘’İstanbul Art Week’’ which takes place during the second week of September.

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