Contemporary Istanbul Art, Culture & Education Foundation (CIACEF) was founded in 2018 to support the development of contemporary art and contemporary culture through educational programmes and to present crucial examples of contemporary art, new initiatives, new trends and cultural developments to art lovers in Istanbul. Besides introducing Turkish contemporary art and culture to the world, the foundation also aims to position Istanbul as one of the important centers of international art and culture.

For the past 6 years, as the talk programme of the fair, CI Dialogues took place at Contemporary Istanbul fairground with the participation of art professionals, museum and gallery directors, artists and curators as speakers.

CIF Dialogues, the first event of CIACEF, has developed into a new standalone symposium that took place at a separate venue from Contemporary Istanbul on September 18, 2018. The main theme for the 2018 edition is Sensibilities; which is aimed to allow participants to discover one’s ability to appreciate and understand his/her surrounding while empathizing throughout the process of interpreting different disciplines of art. The individual session topics were closely linked with notions of art, architecture & spaces, technology, innovation, design & heritage and culture. CIF Dialogues again created a platform where participants and speakers can exchange ideas and experiences.

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