Turkey’s most comprehensive contemporary art event to date, Contemporary Istanbul celebrated its 6th anniversary.

contemporary-istanbul-logoThe premier art fair of the region gathered art lovers on November 24-27 at Istanbul Congress Center, Exhibition Area and Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center, Rumeli Hall.

Contemporary Istanbul showcased contemporary paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, installations and limited editions with the participation of national and foreign galleries. This edition brought together 90 contemporary art galleries from 20 countries, half of them international, featuring art initiatives, independent projects and publications along with art institutions in addition to exhibitions. 3000 contemporary artworks by 526 local and global artists were exhibited, more than 1000 collectors visited Contemporary Istanbul, more than 60.000 visitors were in CI 2011.

contemporary-ist2011Contemporary Istanbul hosted galleries, artists, curators, art critics and collectors from the Gulf Region in its "New Horizons" section. In the CI Dialogues Conference Series, where the contemporary art of today and tomorrow was discussed throughout the fair, Turkish and international collectors, artists, art directors and critics contribute to a series of panels.

During the exhibition that Akbank Private Banking sponsored for the 5th time, the Akbank Private Lounge hosted the "Contemporary Artists Exhibition" that has been presented for 30 years by the Art and Sculpture Museum Association and the interactive applied arts education for children. Having completed the attempts for insuring art works through AkSigorta, Contemporary Istanbul fair started insuring art works that are bought during the fair.