The 12th edition of Contemporary Istanbul (CI) opens this week, supported by Akbank. New for 2017 is a
revised fair design by the award-winning architects Tabanlıoğlu Architects who will create a CI Park. A place to
discover and rediscover significant artists, CI spreads over the 13,600 m2 spaces of Lütfi Kırdar ICEC Rumeli
Hall and Istanbul Congress Center with the support of Akbank. Associate sponsors are Ferko and Yıldız
CI brings together leading contemporary galleries, artists and collectors from Turkey and around the world,
giving a regional and international focus. This week in September also features the prominent exhibitions of
leading cultural institutions and major contemporary art galleries forming a unique visual art scene within
the city, along with the opening of the 15th Istanbul Biennial.