Countdown starts for Contemporary Istanbul
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
This year’s Contemporary Istanbul will host 650 artists and 92 contemporary art galleries from 21 countries at the Lütfi Kırdar Congress Hall.The 8th edition of the international contemporary art fair Contemporary Istanbul will be held this year Nov. 7-10, featuring 650 artists and 92 contemporary art galleries from 21 countries and around 3,000 works. The fair will be at the Lütfi Kırdar International Congress and Exhibition Hall.
According to a written statement, 50 percent of works to be exhibited in the event will be from Balkan, North African and Eastern Mediterranean countries, while the rest are from Europe and America.
New York’s Marlborough Gallery, Paris’ Galerie Lelong, London’s Andipa Gallery, Geneva’s Opera Gallery, Lisbon’s Galeria Filomena Soares, Madrid’s Galeria Javier Lopez, Istanbul’s Dirimart, Galerist, Galeri Mana, Galeri Nev, Pi Artworks, Rampa, and xist are among the galleries taking part in the 8th edition of the fair.
Thirty members of the International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art (IACCCA) will be in Istanbul for the opening of the event.
One of the new events of the fair will be “Plug-in Istanbul New Media Fair.” The fair will bring together light and sound installations, generative artworks, indoor mapping projects and robotic designs on a 1,000 square-meter area.