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Haliç Congress Center will Host 80 Galleries on ArtInternational Istanbul in Second Year

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

A total of 80 galleries from 24 countries will take part in the ArtInternational Istanbul art fair, which will be marking its second year in Haliç Congress Center from September 26 to 28 at its former venue, the Haliç Congress Center.

Following a highly acclaimed debut in 2013, ArtInternational returns to the Haliç Congress Centre between September 26 and 28, 2014.

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The second edition of Istanbul’s leading international art fair will bring together 80 international and local galleries in one of the world’s most vibrant destinations for contemporary art. Offering unrivalled access to exciting new art from Turkey, Europe, the US, the Middle East and beyond, and drawing on Istanbul’s unique geographic location as a gateway between ‘East’ and ‘West’, the fair is fast becoming a cultural bridge across the global art world.

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In addition to the participation of leading and emerging galleries, the fair provides a programme of exhibitions, events and forums, enabling visitors to experience the rich cultural history of Istanbul alongside the flourishing local contemporary art scene developing today.

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Directed by Dyala Nusseibeh, the fair will host galleries from the Far East, such as Pearl Lam from Shanghai and Edouard Malingue from Hong Kong, for the first time.

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Among the other fair galleries are Galerie Martine Aboucaya from Paris, Assar Art Gallery from Tehran, Ex Elettrofonica from Rome, Circle Culture Gallery from Berlin, Cecilia Hillström Gallery from Stockholm, Lisabird Contemporary from Vienna and waterside contemporary from London. In addition to the foreign galleries, 12 art spaces from Turkey will participate. Dirimart, Galeri Nev, Rodeo and Sanatorium from İstanbul will be in the fair for the first time, and other İstanbul-based galleries, Rampa, Galeri Zilberman and Pi Artworks, will be featured once more.

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The participating galleries were determined by a committee, which included Rampa owner and architect Leyla Tara Suyabatmaz, Pi Artworks owner Yeşim Turanlı and Leila Heller, the owner of New York's Leila Heller Gallery.

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