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CI Hosted Reception in New York to Celebrate Fair's 12th Anniversary

On May 2, Contemporary Istanbul and Leila Heller Gallery co-hosted the dinner reception in honor of the 12th edition of Contemporary Istanbul (CI) with kind support of H.E. Mr. Feridun Sinirlioğlu, Ambassador of Turkey to the United Nations and Herrick Feinstein. The event, organized by Contemporary Istanbul, welcomed collectors, art professionals and journalists to celebrate the occasion of the 12th anniversary of the Contemporary Istanbul art fair.
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On May 2, Contemporary Istanbul and Leila Heller Gallery co-hosted the dinner reception in honor of the 12th edition of Contemporary Istanbul (CI) with kind support of H.E. Mr. Feridun Sinirlioğlu, Ambassador of Turkey to the United Nations and Herrick Feinstein. The event, organized by Contemporary Istanbul, welcomed collectors, art professionals and journalists to celebrate the occasion of the 12th anniversary of the Contemporary Istanbul art fair. 

The Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in New York, Ertan Yalçın; Contemporary Istanbul Chairman Ali Güreli; CI Executive Committee Member Hasan Bülent Kahraman, and CI Fair Director Kamiar Maleki, were all in attendance. The dinner reception was well attended by a number of other notable guests. 


Contemporary Istanbul’s Exciting Collaboration with Tabanlıoğlu Architects

We are proud to announce our exciting collaboration with Tabanlıoğlu Architects in the 12th Contemporary Istanbul and the future editions. This year, the art fair aims to have a strong architectural message and Tabanlıoğlu’s design will have an impact on both interior and exterior design of the fair. In addition, the VIP Lounge by Tabanlıoğlu Architects will be hosting both local and international art lovers and collectors.
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We are proud to announce our exciting collaboration with Tabanlıoğlu Architects in the 12thContemporary Istanbul and the future editions. This year, the art fair aims to have a strong architectural message and Tabanlıoğlu’s design will have an impact on both interior and exterior design of the fair. In addition, the VIP Lounge by Tabanlıoğlu Architects will be hosting both local and international art lovers and collectors.

 With its long family tradition since the 1950s, the award winning architecture firm is established by Murat Tabanlıoğlu, successor of Dr. Hayati Tabanlıoğlu, in 1990 and joined by Melkan Gürsel as partner in 1995.Operating mainly in Turkey, MENA and CIS Countries with its offices in Istanbul, New York, London, Dubai and Doha, Tabanlıoğlu Architects’ projects comprise wide range of building types with various awards including RIBA International in 2011 and 2013.

 Being the architects of AKM and İstanbul Modern, the office has strong ties in the art scene and already curated exhibitions such as the first Pavillion of Turkey at the 2014 Venice Biennale, "Port City Talks: Istanbul Antwerp” at the MAS Museum, and designed installations and performances in collaboration with artists.

CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL 2017 APPLICATIONS BEGIN

Applications for Contemporary Istanbul 2017 are open. Each year, Contemporary Istanbul makes Istanbul the international center of contemporary art. The fair will take place between 14-17 September and once again bring together leading local and interntional galleries with art-lovers.
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Applications for Contemporary Istanbul 2017 are open. Each year, Contemporary Istanbul makes Istanbul the international center of contemporary art. The fair will take place between 14-17 September and once again bring together leading local and interntional  galleries with art-lovers.

 

Applications are open for Contemporary Istanbul 2017, the leading contemporary art platform of Turkey for 11 years, renewed and improved with the unique dynamism of contemporary art. Contemporary Istanbulwill continue to bring together the leading local and national contemporary art galleries in its 12th year between September 14-17, with its main sponsor Akbank Sanat.

 

Contemporary Istanbul will invite the leading galleries in the World to Istanbul in 2017, while keeping with the local content it has adapted since its founding and continue to take its place in the global art calendar and be a global platform for contemporary art with its new gallery profile.    

 

Contemporary Istanbul, now the center of discovery for the world’s contemporary art, will continue to grow in 2017 with increasing interest from both local and international art-lovers. The fair will continue to be a meeting point for art-lovers in 2017 , having brought together 70 art galleries, 520 artists, 32 designers, 8 art institutions and 6 art enterpreneurs from 20 different countries and attracted 90,000 art-lovers over five days last year. Drawing its inspiration from Istanbul with its unique geographical and artistic location, Contemporary Istanbul provides the exclusive opportunity to discover in depth different works of art from the artistic world by bringing together galleries, artists and collectioners from Turkey, Caucassus, Black Sea and the Middle East, as well as Europe, America and Asia.

 

Contemporary Istanbul will be bringing together Turkish and global art with a contemporary focus in September this year, changing from November in previous years, to join the Istanbul Biennial and opening exhibits of many other art institutions and galleries in the ‘’İstanbul Art Week’’ which takes place during the second week of September.

 

 

For further information:

emre@ci.com.tr

 

For the application form:

http://www.contemporaryistanbul.com/en/sections/application-form.htm

CI Chairman Ali Güreli awarded with the inaugural Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award by TÜRSAK

On December 15th, CI Founder & Chairman Ali Güreli was awarded by the 19th Rendezvous Istanbul International Film Festival with the Outstanding Contribution to the Arts & Culture Award given for the first time in the festival’s history. Organized by #TURSAK Foundation with the supports of Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the festival's opening ceremony took place at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall to welcome the cinephiles for a delightful finale to the year with 28 remarkable films from all around the world from December 16th to 22nd.
(December 2016)
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On December 15th, CI Founder & Chairman Ali Güreli was awarded by the 19th Rendezvous Istanbul International Film Festival with the Outstanding Contribution to the Arts & Culture Award given for the first time in the festival’s history. Organized by TURSAK Foundation with the supports of Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the festival's opening ceremony took place at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall to welcome the cinephiles for a delightful finale to the year with 28 remarkable films from all around the world from December 16th to 22nd.

CI Taking Part in Miami Art Week with "Istanbul Meets Miami"

Having brought together 70 galleries from 20 countries and over 1,500 artworks by 520 artists in its 11th year, Contemporary Istanbul has started its preparations for its next edition with an exclusive event in Miami during Miami Art Week which showcased 24 art fairs and over 5000 galleries with an international contingent of modern, contemporary, and emerging artists.

On November 30th, Herrick Feinstein and Contemporary Istanbul co-hosted the cocktail reception, "Istanbul Meets Miami", gathering a record of over 220 attendees from the Turkish and American art communities at The Setai Hotel.
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Having brought together 70 galleries from 20 countries and over 1,500 artworks by 520 artists in its 11th year, Contemporary Istanbul has started its preparations for its next edition with an exclusive event in Miami during Miami Art Week which showcased 24 art fairs and over 5000 galleries with an international contingent of modern, contemporary, and emerging artists.

On November 30th, Herrick Feinstein and Contemporary Istanbul co-hosted the cocktail reception, "Istanbul Meets Miami", gathering a record of over 220 attendees from the Turkish and American art communities at The Setai Hotel.

Organized as the first occasion of a series of exclusive events which will take place as part of the extensive program to communicate directly with the notable members of the international art scene preceding the 12th edition of the fair, the evening’s guests included notable Turkish and American art collectors and artists, business executives and international journalists. Among the guests were the Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Miami Özgür Kıvanç Altan, Co-Chair of The Art Law Group at Herrick Feinstein Lawrence Kaye, Co-founder & Chairman of the SAHA Association for the Arts Füsun Eczacıbaşı & 38 prominent collectors who are members of the SAHA Association, Chairman of Ferko – CI Associate Sponsor – Ferit Meriçten, Hacı Sabancı, Sevil Sabancı, İnci Aksoy, Simon Lee Gallery Director & CI Selection Committee Member Nicholas Baker, Leila Heller Gallery Founder Leila Heller, Basu Foundation for the Arts Founder Abishek Basu, C24 Gallery Managing Partner Mel Doğan, President of Beta Real Estate Partners LLC Ferit Ferhangil, Founder of Emmanuel Fremin Gallery Emmanuel Fremin, Art Market Editor of The Art Newspaper Sarah Hanson, Artsy Director of Art Fair Partnerships Katie Higgins, Art & Auction Magazine Editor Carol Kino, Founder of Galeri Zilberman Moiz Zilberman, President of FARPLAS Automotive Systems Ahu Büyükkuşoğlu Serter, Director of The Art Department by Casa dell'Arte Gamze Büyükkuşoğlu, Galerist Director Melkan Gürsel and Taha Tatlıcı, Artist Ekrem Yalçındağ, Founding Partner of 55 Bellechasse Bertrand Scholler, and CI Ambassador Susan Van Hagen. 
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