With the direction of Artistic Director, Anissa Touati, Contemporary Istanbul brought its 14th edition from 12-15 September this year without disappointments. The leading art fair of Turkey, Contemporary Istanbul was held in the Istanbul Congress Center and the Rumeli Hall at the Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Cente. One of the most beautiful cities in the world and naturally situated between Asia and Europe, thousands attended the fair, reaching a total of 74,000 visitors over the span of the event. With the city's thriving art scene, there is no doubt that Contemporary Istanbul will be kept in mind of the likes of artists, collectors and enthusiasts for a long while.
Recent Acquisitions Exhibition, Contemporary Istanbul, 2019. Image Courtesy of Contemporary Istanbul
Didem Yagci, Untitled, 2019. Image Courtesy of Red Art Istanbul and Contemporary Istanbul
Key highlights of the event:
Yasemin Cengiz Çagatay, Hymn of Life, 2019. Image Courtesy of Galeri MCRD and Contemporary Istanbul
Aykut Cömert, Hali, 2019. Image Courtesy of the artist and Contemporary Istanbul
Focused on offering a platform for the city’s flourishing art market, Contemporary Istanbul closed its 14th edition on a high note. With 74,000 visitors and counting, the city is rapidly becoming an access point for contemporary art from all over the world.
For more information on Istanbul's art scene, click here.
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