Contemporary art fair honors artists
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
The Contemporary Istanbul hosts 612 artists. The total value of the pieces in the event is $120 million.The premier art fair of Turkey, Contemporary Istanbul, opened its doors to art lovers yesterday with a special program honoring 400 years of diplomatic relations between Turkey and the Netherlands.
The “Art from the Netherlands“ program has been organized with the support of the Mondriaan Fund and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. It will include a series of talks by prominent figures including Ann Deemester (Director, de Appel), Hedwig Fijen (Director, Manifesta), Sabrina Kamstra (Collection AMC, Chairperson, VBCN).
Contemporary Istanbul is featuring the world’s most prestigious international projects, art initiatives and publications for the seventh time, with art institutions as well as exhibitions.
The exhibition will host 57 foreign and 45 domestic art galleries in addition to 612 artists, and the total value of the pieces in the exhibit is $120 million. The fair will continue at the Lütfi Kırdar Congress Center until Nov. 25.