Contemporary Istanbul continues to celebrate its 10th year in different cities around the world having Tehran as is latest host with a dinner at the residence of the Ambassador of Turkey to Iran, Hakan Tekin that gathered collectors, press members, art professionals and gallery owners. With this gathering, Contemporary Istanbul has declared, this year, the fair will allocate an exclusive area for Iranian contemporary art.
Ali Gureli, Chairman of Contemporary Istanbul spoke at the dinner that took place on June 1 and said there will be an exclusive area at the Contemporary Istanbul for art from Iran.
Güreli, said “The region that we are in has very special and unique art. Both countries, Turkey and Iran are very close in terms of culture and we can cooperate in many terms, because we have a mutual history”.
Noting that this year Contemporary Istanbul will be hosting galleries and art centers and foundations from Iran, Güreli added: ‘We have always believed in the virtue of this great culture. We have always taken the Iranian heritage as one of the most impressing and fascinating.”