The 11th edition of Contemporary Istanbul is on its way

Saturday, October 22, 2016
The 11th edition of Contemporary Istanbul is on its way

The 11th edition of Contemporary Istanbul (3 - 6 November 2016) brings together leading contemporary art galleries from Turkey and around the world, giving a regional and international focus to the dynamic contemporary art scene that has developed in Istanbul in recent decades. With a distinct character as 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.

The 11th edition of Contemporary Istanbul is on its way

The 11th edition of Contemporary Istanbul (3 - 6 November 2016) brings together leading contemporary art galleries from Turkey and around the world, giving a regional and international focus to the dynamic contemporary art scene that has developed in Istanbul in recent decades. With a distinct character as 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.

Notable for its unique position both geographically and culturally, CI pays undivided attention to Turkish contemporary art and also prides itself on bringing together galleries, artists and collectors from the entire region including the Caucasus, the Black Sea, the former Russian Federation and the Middle East, as well as other countries from around the world. 

Presented for the first time at the fair is Collectors’ Stories, an exhibition of artworks personally selected by 60 collectors from their private collections. Also new this year is CI Design, which focuses on functional art and unique design pieces and is directed by Susan McMurrain. Returning to the fair are the sections: Solo Shows, curated by a single artist or artist group; and the fair’s programme of talks CI Dialogues. Dedicated to showcasing new media artworks, Plugin will gather galleries, architecture and design studios focusing on new media related initiatives.

Ali Güreli, CI’s Chairman comments: “CI is an Istanbul-based fair and has become recognised as a platform to showcase not only contemporary Turkish art but also art from the wider region in an international context. This year I am particularly excited to see Collectors’ Stories as well as our new section CI Design. We are fortunate that over the past 30 years or so, a very strong market of local collectors that encompasses two generations has been established, our stronghold over recent events.”

The full list of participating galleries is here.

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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Femme au béret orange et au col de fourrure (Marie‐Thérèse), executed 4 December 1937. Oil on canvas. 24⅛ x 18⅛ in (61.2 x 46.1 cm)

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Femme au béret orange et au col de fourrure (Marie‐Thérèse), executed 4 December 1937. Oil on canvas. 24⅛ x 18⅛ in (61.2 x 46.1 cm)

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