TURKEY / Istanbul: The first edition of Art Istanbul week
November 16 2012
In this 7th edition of Contemporary Istanbul the focus is on Central and Eastern Europe. The New Horizons section explores contemporary artistic expression of surrounding countries of the region, playing host to galleries and artists, curators, publications, art critics and collectors from the region. Contemporary Istanbul will feature around 100 galleries and 600 artists.
In honour of 400 years of diplomatic relations between Turkey and the Netherlands, Contemporary Istanbul is hosting a special selection of Dutch galleries and an important number of Dutch artists, gallerists and collectors will participate.
During the same period, for the first time, "Art Istanbul" will take place. The first week-long celebration of contemporary culture will host a number of cultural activities, alongwith Turkey's leading international art fair, Contemporary Istanbul, providing access to new cultural offerings, discussions and education programme working with the most prestigious institutions, museums, cultural centers and leading commercial galleries between November 19th and 25th.