Contemporary Istanbul’s 12th edition – End of Fair Report

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.

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