The Turkish art scene has been on the rise for several years with galleries participating to international art fairs, artist driven initiatives popping up in the city and Turkish artists getting international recognition.
With this hype and interest in the Turkish contemporary art scene, Art International, an art fair only on its second year, is getting ready for its visitors.
The second year of the fair brings together 78 international and local art galleries to Halic Congress Center. In addition to exhibitions, the program includes screenings, talks, forums, performances and a section dedication to art initiatives called Alternatives. The impressive sculpture terrace By the Waterside along the historic Golden Horn’s waterfront will exhibit works by artist like Joan Miró, Benjamin Appel, Laurent Bolognini and Osman Dinc.
If you’re visiting Istanbul in late September, make sure you visit Art International. In addition to the fair, the local art scene will also be very vibrant. If you want to get a closer look, don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a tour of the leading contemporary Turkish galleries with local artist Seza Bali. Read more about our Contemporary Art Walk and contact us for any questions.
Art International opening times:
Thursday, September 25: 14.00 – 17:00 (VIP Preview and Press Preview)
Thursday, September 25: 17:00 – 21:00 Vernissage
Friday, September 26: 12:00 – 20:00 Public Opening
Saturday, September 27: 12:00 – 20:00 Public Opening
Sunday, September 28: 12:00 – 18:00 Public Opening
Haliç Congress Center, SütlüceMah., Karaağaç Cad., Beyoğlu İstanbul (www.haliccc.com)
Check out their website for more info: http://www.artinternational.com
Photograph: Saad Qureshi’s sculpture on the sculpture terrace, Art International 2013. Photo credit Honeybunn Photography