Contemporary Istanbul hosted a cocktail reception at the residence of Ambassador of Turkey in Delhi, HE Şakir Torunlar with initiative of Abhishek Basu, CI Ambassador for Delhi and brought together several key figures from the international art scene.
The event welcomed collectors, art professionals and press members to celebrate the occasion of the 12th edition of Contemporary Istanbul as part of the calendar of international gatherings for the fair throughout the year. Abhishek Basu Contemporary (A.B.C.) also exhibited the works of the Turkish artist Ardan Özmenoğlu, who was awarded with the artist residency program provided by Basu Art Foundation at the 11th edition of Contemporary Istanbul.
The reception whose opening remarks were given by Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in India HE Şakir Torunlar with initiative of Abhishek Basu, CI Ambassador for Delhi was well attended by a number of notable guests, including Sumeet Nair, Bobby Bedi, Maestro Satish Gupta and Amita Gupta, Dr. Alka Pande, Sir Dominic Asquith and Louise Asquith, Subhag Singh, Gundeep Singh Anand and Bandana Anand , Bhavna Kakar, Deven Coopoosamy, Amrita Verma, Madhurbein Singh Anand, Leyla Torunlar and Bhavna Kakar.
This year, Contemporary Istanbul will take place between 14-17 September (with the VIP Preview Day on September 13) and once again aims to bring together leading international galleries for art enthusiasts and to contribute to Istanbul’s status of art capital of the future.