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  • Posted on: 12 August 2017
  • By: localarts
Sahand Hesamiyan

Contemporary Istanbul (CI) is pleased to announce its final exhibitors list for the upcoming 12th edition of the fair which is supported by Akbank. New for 2017 is a revised fair design by the award-winning architects Tabanlıoğlu Architects who will create a city-park. The fair will also feature a new sculpture exhibition The Fifth Element at the neighbouring Sanatçılar Park, curated by Prof. Hasan Bülent Kahraman. A place to discover and rediscover significant artists, CI will spread over the 13,600 m2 spaces of Lütfi Kırdar ICEC Rumeli Hall and Istanbul Congress Center with the support of Akbank and associate sponsor Ferko.

CI brings together leading contemporary galleries, artists and collectors from Turkey and around the world, giving a regional and international focus. Reflecting the role of Istanbul as a centre point between East and West, CI is an international art platform at the heart of Turkey’s thriving contemporary art scene. CI strongly believes in the critical role of art as a catalyst for dialogue, mutual understanding and reconciliation.

New participating galleries:
Anna Laudel, Istanbul / AB-ANBAR, Tehran / Andakulova Gallery, Dubai / AUREUS Contemporary, Wakefield / ARCHEUS/POST-MODERN, London / Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin / Dix 9, Paris / EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS, Bucharest / Flowers Gallery, London, New York / Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Habana / Gallery 1957, Accra / Heavenly Made Art Gallery, Izmir / Inda Galéria, Budapest / Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London / Leila Heller, Dubai, New York / Magic Beans, Berlin / Maximillian William, London / N2 Galería, Barcelona / Nicodim Gallery, Bucharest, Los Angeles / Parasite, Tel Aviv / Plan B, Cluj-Nopaco / Shirin Gallery, Tehran, New York / SMAC Gallery, Cape Town / Sophia Contemporary, London / Triangle Gallery, Tel Aviv / Victoria Miro, London / Vigo Gallery, London.

Returning participating galleries:
ALAN Istanbul, Istanbul / 55Bellechasse, Paris / AB Gallery, Seoul / ACAF, Shanghai / Aria Art Gallery, Florence / Art On, Istanbul / Bozlu Art Project, Istanbul / C.A.M. Galeri, Istanbul / C24 Gallery, New York / Cep Gallery, Istanbul/ Dastan’s Basement, Tehran / Dirimart, Istanbul / Gaia Gallery, Istanbul / Galeri 77, Istanbul / Galeri Baraz, Istanbul/ Galeri Binyıl, Istanbul/ Galeri Miz, Istanbul / Galeri Nev, Istanbul / Galeria Joan Gaspar, Barcelona / Galerist, Istanbul / Gama Gallery, Istanbul / Galeri Baraz, Istanbul / Gazelli Art House, London, Baku / Isabel Croxatto, Santiago / Karavil Contemporary, London / Krank Art Gallery, Istanbul / LICHT FELD, Basel / Liquid Art System, Capri, Istanbul / Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris / Marlborough Gallery, New York / MERKUR Gallery, Istanbul / Mixer, Istanbul / Olcay Art, Istanbul / Öktem&Aykut, Istanbul / PG ART Gallery, Istanbul / Pi Artworks, Istanbul, London / Piramid Sanat, Istanbul / Project Art Beat, Tbilisi / Red Art, Istanbul / SANATORIUM, Istanbul / Siyah Beyaz, Ankara / Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo, Barcelona / Villa Del Arte Galleries, Barcelona / X-İst, Istanbul / Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul-Berlin.

Dates: 14th – 17th September 2017

(Picture Credit: Sahand Hesamiyan, Tavizeh, steel, 2015, 300 x 189 x 189 cm, courtesy of the artist and Dastan's Basement.)

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