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 fair attracted a record number of over 80,000 visitors.
The week brought together leading art organisations in Turkey, and provided for an unprecedented cultural offering that attracted the largest ever international interest. This collaborative spirit is ever more important in creating a meeting point for discussion and establishing Istanbul as a key player and an influencer in contemporary art world conversations.
CI’s next edition will take place between 13-16 September 2018, with a preview date of 12 September, bringing together once again leading contemporary galleries, artists and collectors from Turkey and around the world. CI successfully instigated ‘A Week Full of Art’ this year and September 2018 will see a wider and richer program to create another unique visual art scene within the city.