Saturday, November 3, 2012

Art Istanbul

Art Istanbul - 19/25 November 2012
Week long celebration of contemporary art 
Art Istanbul is the first, week-long initiative dedicated to contemporary art and culture, held in one of the world’s most extraordinary and culturally rich cities. The event will host a number of cultural activities, with a cultural program held in association with major Turkish contemporary art galleries and leading institutions and Turkey’s leading international art fair, Contemporary Istanbul. Art Istanbul will also provide access to new cultural offerings, discussions and education program working with the most prestigious institutions, museums,cultural centers and leading galleries between November 19th and 25th.
The project will bring together leading commercial and non-profit institutions as well as European Cultural Centers. The launch of Art Istanbul confirms and fortifies the city’s presence on the international cultural scene.
Mr Ertugrul Gunay, Turkey’s Minister of Culture and Tourism says: "Istanbul with its ever-increasing number of art centers, museums, world-renowned events such as Istanbul Biennial and Contemporary Istanbul, along with its cultural heritage and economic strength, has managed to attract both local and international recognition. We are delighted to support this week".
With the launch of Art Istanbul, it is aimed to create a key moment in the international arts calendar over the next years, that brings together Istanbul’s major art institutions and galleries, which will present an exceptional program during the mentioned week.
Further information and a detailed program has been announced in October.
Art Fair & GalleriesContemporary Istanbul, Alan Istanbul, art On Istanbul, artSümer, Asfalt Art Gallery, C.A.M, CDA 
Projects, Çagla Cabaoglu, Daire Sanat, Egeran Galeri, Ekavart Gallery, Elipsis, Galeri Apel, Galeri Artist, Galeri Artist Çukurcuma, Galeri Ilayda, Galeri Linart, Galeri Mana, Galeri Nev, Galeri Selvin, Galerist, Galeri Zilberman, Kare Art Gallery, Merkur, Mim Art, NON, Olcay Art, PG Art Gallery, Pi Artworks, Pilot, Piramid Sanat, Rampa, Sanatorium, Soda, The Empire Project, X-ist
Art Institutions & Museums & Art InitiativesIstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul Design Biennial, Akbank Art Center, Arter, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul Modern, The Museum of Innocence, Pera Museum, Proje 4L – Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum, SALT, 5533, AmberPlatform, Collectorspace, Kat 1, Near East, Mixer, Pasajist, Spot
Cultural Centers
Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherland, Institut Français
Press contact international
Brunswick Arts
Nigel Rubenstein, Julia Niebuhr

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