CI 2015 Video

About Contemporary Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul will take place between 3-6 November at Istanbul Congress Center (ICC) and Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC). The leading international art fair in Turkey brings both local and international focus to the dynamic art scene in Turkey's vibrant metropolis every November. 

The 10th edition of Contemporary Istanbul closed on Sunday 15th November 2015 surpassing expectation with the attendance of more than 84,000 foreign collectors and VIP’s, art professionals, academicians and museum groups and art lovers from all over the world.

Plugin New Media Section hosted galleries, independent artists, architecture and design studios, maker spaces, game labs, digital art collectives and project spaces under the curatorial theme X-CHANGE.

CI Focus - which each year showcases a cutting - edge selection of contemporary art from a specific geographic region or a relevant subject - presented outstanding galleries from Tehran with works by emerging and established artists. 

CI Dialogues included conferences and talks exploring new approaches to contemporary art.  

About Istanbul

Istanbul has been home to different civilizations and cultures over the ages and has preserved its cosmopolitan and metropolitan structure that has been home to people of different faiths, languages and ethnicities. As the hope chest of civilizations, İstanbul is the capital of the world, in a sense; it is a city that connects Asia and Europe. As one of the most energetic cities in the world Istanbul continually gets to be an attraction center, along with becoming one of the biggest center for contemporary art.

Traveling to Istanbul? Check out The Guide Istanbul for insider tips and reviews about hotels, restaurants and attractions.

Venue ICEC

The Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC)

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Venue ICC

İstanbul Congress Centre

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Visitor Information

2 Nov 2016 / Preview (by invitation only)
3-6 Nov 2016 / Public Visit (open to everyone)

Visiting Hours

3-5 Nov 2016      11:00 - 20:00

6 Nov 2016        11:00 - 19:00

Entrance Fees
Regular      25,00 TL (approx. 8 EUR)
Students    15,00 TL (approx. 5 EUR) 

Catalogue   30,00 TL (approx. 9 EUR)
CI Mag      20,00 TL (approx. 6 EUR)