Istanbul to prepare for ArtInternational
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily NewsIstanbul is to host another contemporary art fair, ArtInternational Istanbul fair, between Sept. 15 and 18 at the Haliç Congress Center.
Bringing together leading international and local galleries, the new modern and contemporary art fair in Istanbul offers collectors unrivalled access to exciting new art from Turkey, the Middle East and beyond. Drawing on its unique geographic location as a gateway between East and West, the fair is well positioned to fast become a cultural bridge across the global art world.
In addition to the participation of leading and emerging galleries, the fair will also provide a program of exhibitions, events and forums across the city, enabling visitors to experience the rich cultural history of Istanbul alongside the flourishing local contemporary art scene developing today.
Tapping into the recent burst of international interest toward art from the Middle East and Asia, it offers collectors a focused space in which to consider the compelling art emerging from these regions.
About the board
The fair’s Cultural Advisory Board includes Minister for EU Affairs Egemen Bağış, Mayor of Beyoğlu Ahmet Misbah Demircan, director of the Palestinian Museum Jack Persekian, arts patron Ciğdem Simavi, owner of Rampa Art Gallery Leyla Tara Suyabatmaz, and curator, writer and producer Rose Issa.