Contemporary Istanbul Announces Participating Galleries for 12th edition

  • ISTANBUL, Turkey
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  • August 01, 2017

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Contemporary Istanbul 2017 architectural rendering by Tabanlıoğlu Architects.

Preview day: 13th September 2017
Exhibition dates: 14th – 17th September 2017

Contemporary Istanbul (CI) is pleased to announce its final exhibitors list for the upcoming 12th edition of the fair which is supported by Akbank. New for 2017 is a revised fair design by the award-winning architects Tabanlıoğlu Architects who will create a city-park. The fair will also feature a new sculpture exhibition The Fifth Element at the neighbouring Sanatçılar Park, curated by Prof. Hasan Bülent Kahraman. A place to discover and rediscover significant artists, CI will spread over the 13,600 m2 spaces of Lütfi Kırdar ICEC Rumeli Hall and Istanbul Congress Center with the support of Akbank and associate sponsor Ferko.

Sahand Hesamiyan, Tavizeh, steel, 2015, 300 x 189 x 189 cm, courtesy of the artist and Dastan's Basement.

CI brings together leading contemporary galleries, artists and collectors from Turkey and around the world, giving a regional and international focus. Reflecting the role of Istanbul as a centre point between East and West, CI is an international art platform at the heart of Turkey’s thriving contemporary art scene. CI strongly believes in the critical role of art as a catalyst for dialogue, mutual understanding and reconciliation.

Exhibitors list announcement

Kamiar Maleki, CI Fair Director comments:

‘We are thrilled to announce the list of participating galleries for Contemporary Istanbul which is stronger than ever. We will be welcoming over 20 new galleries and over 40 returning exhibitors ranging from the emerging to the established. Istanbul is an important global arts hub that has championed both regional and international art. I am looking forward to this year’s edition which will involve the fair’s complete redesign, a new sculpture park and the publication of a Collector’s Stories book following the fantastic reception received by the project last year. It is set to be one of the most culturally exciting moments for Istanbul yet.’

Selma Parlour, A Place For Placeholders, 2016, oil on linen, 222 x 160cm, Courtesy of the artist and Pi Artworks London, Istanbul.

New participating galleries:
Anna Laudel, Istanbul / AB-ANBAR, Tehran / Andakulova Gallery, Dubai / AUREUS Contemporary, Wakefield / ARCHEUS/POST-MODERN, London / Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin / Dix 9, Paris / EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS, Bucharest / Flowers Gallery, London, New York / Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Habana / Gallery 1957, Accra / Heavenly Made Art Gallery, Izmir / Inda Galéria, Budapest / Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London / Leila Heller, Dubai, New York / Magic Beans, Berlin / Maximillian William, London / N2 Galería, Barcelona / Nicodim Gallery, Bucharest, Los Angeles / Parasite, Tel Aviv / Plan B, Cluj-Nopaco / Shirin Gallery, Tehran, New York / SMAC Gallery, Cape Town / Sophia Contemporary, London / Triangle Gallery, Tel Aviv / Victoria Miro, London / Vigo Gallery, London.
Returning participating galleries:
ALAN Istanbul, Istanbul / 55Bellechasse, Paris / AB Gallery, Seoul / ACAF, Shanghai /  Aria Art Gallery, Florence / Art On, Istanbul / Bozlu Art Project, Istanbul / C.A.M. Galeri, Istanbul / C24 Gallery, New York / Cep Gallery, Istanbul/ Dastan’s Basement, Tehran / Dirimart, Istanbul / Gaia Gallery, Istanbul / Galeri 77, Istanbul / Galeri Baraz, Istanbul/ Galeri Binyıl, Istanbul/ Galeri Miz, Istanbul / Galeri Nev, Istanbul / Galeria Joan Gaspar, Barcelona / Galerist, Istanbul / Gama Gallery, Istanbul / Galeri Baraz, Istanbul / Gazelli Art House, London, Baku / Isabel Croxatto, Santiago / Karavil Contemporary, London / Krank Art Gallery, Istanbul / LICHT FELD, Basel / Liquid Art System, Capri, Istanbul / Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris / Marlborough Gallery, New York / MERKUR Gallery, Istanbul / Mixer, Istanbul / Olcay Art, Istanbul / Öktem&Aykut, Istanbul / PG ART Gallery, Istanbul / Pi Artworks, Istanbul, London / Piramid Sanat, Istanbul / Project Art Beat, Tbilisi / Red Art, Istanbul / SANATORIUM, Istanbul / Siyah Beyaz, Ankara / Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo, Barcelona / Villa Del Arte Galleries, Barcelona / X-İst, Istanbul / Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul-Berlin.

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