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Contemporary Istanbul’s 11th edition opens this week, new dates announced for 12th edition in September 2017 to coincide with Istanbul Biennial

Contemporary Istanbul’s 11th edition opens this week (3 - 6 November 2016) bringing 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 recent decades. With a distinct character as a place to discover and rediscover significant artists, Contemporary Istanbul (CI) spreads over the 14,000 m2 spaces of Lütfi Kırdar ICEC Rumeli Hall and Istanbul Congress Center.

Notable for its unique position both geographically and culturally, CI pays undivided attention to Turkish contemporary art and also prides itself on bringing together galleries, artists and collectors from the entire region including the Caucasus, the Black Sea, the former Russian Federation and the Middle East, as well as other countries from around the world.

This year, CI presents 1,500 artworks by 520 artists, exhibited by 70 leading and emerging galleries from over 24 cities across 20 countries.

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