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 be published in 2017 with the support of Barbaros Reserve-Bodrum Project, which hosted a book pre-launch at on Friday evening. The 12th annual Contemporary Istanbul event will host the book launch.


The Collectors’ Stories will be an invaluable guide for a new generation of art collectors and art-lovers. This opportunity for Turkey’s collectors to present their individual aesthetic insights illustrates the evolution of art collection up to the present. CI will distribute copies of the book to leading art institutions and organizations.

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