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Contemporary Istanbul 2016, Gala Reception

Frieze Week Gathering, Sketch London

On October 6, Contemporary Istanbul invited London art scene for an afternoon tea to discuss the fair’s upcoming edition at Sketch London.

Winter Welcome Party, Sofie

Organized to celebrate the start of the new art season on September 28 - 29, winter welcome parties at Sofie witnessed a captivating conversation on Turkey's art investments and the details of the fair's upcoming edition.

CI Collectors' Dinner Paris

Contemporary Istanbul has welcomed distinguished art world figures and friends to a dinner reception in Paris on June 23 to celebrate the fair's 11th anniversary.

Kilis Exhibition Opening

Organized by Contemporary Istanbul and Aralık Foundation, the group exhibition which hosts 62 contributing artists to support school project for Kilis' children opened on May 11 at The Sofa Hotel. All funds from sales of the exhibited works will go towards the financial support of the project. 

CI Collectors' Dinner, Rome

On April 27, Contemporary Istanbul hosted a dinner reception at Palazza Gamberini that brought together several important figures from the international art scene. 

Kilis Project Support Exhibition

Contemporary Istanbul and Aralık Foundation, with the endorsement of Turkey’s Ministry of National Education, have collaborated in an arts initiative to support a school project for Kilis’ and Syrian children in Turkey. Organized to raise funds for the project, the extensive exhibition, which will take place from 12-13 May at The Sofa Hotel, will host 62 leading contemporary artists.

CI Collectors' Dinner, Zurich

On April 7, Contemporary Istanbul hosted a dinner reception at the Zurich residence of Collectorspace Founder and Director Haro Cümbüşyan and Bilge Cümbüşyan which brought together collectors, art professionals and gallery owners from Switzerland and across Europe.

Contemporary Art Talks, 'My House is Your House'

Contemporary Art Talks, organized by Contemporary Istanbul and supported by Akbank, hosted the panel titled "My House is Your House" on March 5th at Akbank Sanat. The panel guests included Delfina Foundation Residency and Programmes Manager Jane Scarth, IKSV International Projects Manager Tuna Ortaylı Kazıcı and Artist Lara Ögel. Contemporary Istanbul Executive Committee Member Hasan Bülent Kahraman was the moderator of the talk.

Contemporary Istanbul & AXA ART, Panel Discussion and Dinner

AXA ART International and Contemporary Istanbul organized the panel titled "How to Expose Your Private Art Collection: Exhibiting & Preserving” at the Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul on January 20, 2016. 

Contemporary Art Talks, 'How to Show Art Today?'

Contemporary Art Talks, organized by Contemporary Istanbul and supported by Akbank, hosted the panel titled "How to Show Art Today? New Challenges for Creators, Curators, and Audience" on December 28th at Akbank Sanat. The panel guests included Contemporary Istanbul Artistic Director Marc-Olivier Wahler and Sinopale Founder, Artist & Curator T. Melih Görgün. Contemporary Istanbul Program Director Marcus Graf was the moderator of the talk.

'Miami Meets Istanbul', The Setai Hotel Miami Beach

On December 3rd, Herrick, Feinstein LLP's Art Law and Turkish practice groups, which have been actively involved in American and Turkish art and business, hosted a cocktail reception, "Miami Meets Istanbul,” with Contemporary Istanbul, Turkish Airlines and The American Turkish Society. (Photo courtesy of Aria Isadora/ BFA)

Contemporary Art Talks, Collecting Iranian Art

Contemporary Art Talks, organized by Contemporary Istanbul and supported by Akbank Private Banking, hosted‘Collecting Iranian Art’ panel on September 30th at the St Regis Hotel. 

'Collecting Turkish Contemporary Art', Berlin Soho House

On June 26, Soho House Berlin and Contemporary Istanbul hosted a panel on "Collecting Turkish Contemporary Art”. Among the noted participants were renowned performance artist Nezaket Ekici; CI Ambassador-at-Large Professor Hasan Bülent Kahraman; and Turkish collector Saruhan Doğan. 

Contemporary Istanbul, London Dinner

On the 23rd of June, Contemporary Istanbul hosted a dinner in Collectors Mrs. Freda Uziyel and Mr. Izak Uziyel’s residence in North London.

Paris Celebration of Contemporary Istanbul's 10th Anniversary

On June 12th, Contemporary Istanbul and the Turkish ambassador to France in Paris, Hakkı Akil, welcomed noted art world figures—including leading collectors and patrons—to a dinner at the ambassador’s private residence to celebrate Contemporary Istanbul’s landmark tenth anniversary. 

Contemporary Istanbul gathered with art lovers in Tehran to celebrate its 10th year

Contemporary Istanbul continues to celebrate its 10th year in different cities around the world having Tehran as is latest host with a dinner at the residence of the Ambassador of Turkey to Iran, Hakan Tekin that gathered collectors, press members, art professionals and gallery owners. 

Contemporary Istanbul New Museum reception in New York

Contemporary Istanbul hosted a reception at New York’s New Museum as part of its 10th year celebrations which was organized on May 18 as part of the New Museum Triennial was gathering many collectors, art professionals and Turkish artists.

'Metanoia' book presentation during Gallery Weekend Berlin 2015

10th year celebrations of Contemporary Istanbul continues in Berlin Gallery Weekend presenting Yaşam Şaşmazer's book. On the occasion of the 10th year celebrations of Contemporary Istanbul and as part of the Berlin Gallery Weekend Contemporary Istanbul and Berlin Art Projects host book presentation of Yaşam Şaşmazer's "Metanoia." 

Contemporary Istanbul Beirut Dinner

Contemporary Istanbul Beirut Dinner made for the 10th year of CI, at the residence of Turkey's ambassador to Lebanon, İnan Özyıldız. Press members, collectors, gallery owners attended.

Contemporary Istanbul Amman Dinner

Contemporary Istanbul Amman Dinner made for the 10th year of CI, hosted by Turkey's ambassador in Jordan, Sedat Önal. Press members, collectors, gallery owners attended.

Contemporary Istanbul London Collector Dinner

Collectors Mrs. Freda Uziyel and Mr. Izak Uziyel opened their residence in North London for a Contemporary Istanbul collectors dinner. This occasion gathered collectors, art professionals and journalists at an exclusive event.

Contemporary Istanbul Palais de Tokyo Panel 2014

Contemporary Istanbul and Tokyo Art Club hosted a panel discussion about Turkish contemporary art at Palais de Tokyo in Paris on May 28th.Contemporary Istanbul ve Tokyo Art Club, Avrupa'nın en önemli sanat merkezlerinden Palais de Tokyo, Paris'te Türkiye'den çağdaş sanat üzerine bir panele ev sahipliği yaptı.

Contemporary Istanbul at MoCA Shanghai 2014

Contemporary Istanbul flows to Asia with an event in China at MoCA Shanghai on March 29th.

Contemporary Art Talks, 17 April 2014, The Sofa Hotel, Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul Dubai Reception 2014

Contemporary Istanbul with its main sponsor Akbank Private Banking, stages an event during Art Dubai. For the second year round, Contemporary Istanbul hosts a cocktail reception at the Al Qasr Hotel in Dubai on March 19th bringing together a range of worldwide art influencers, collectors, international media press members and impressive curators-artists.

Contemporary Istanbul New York Reception 2014

While preparing to welcome once again an impressive number of prestigious galleries between November 13-16 2014, Contemporary Istanbul gathers collectors, art professionals, artists, art enthusiasts and press members via a reception in New York City on March 6th 2014 at the space Gallery of C24 which also participates to Contemporary Istanbul editions as an exhibitor.