Turkey’s leading art fair, Contemporary Istanbul, is presenting its 16th edition at the historic site Tersane Istanbul at 7-10 October 2021.
Contemporary Istanbul’s 16th edition is starting its significant new location: the Tersane Istanbul, from 7–10 October 2021. Launching the city’s autumn art season, Contemporary Istanbul will bring together exhibitors from Istanbul and around the world to highlight the dynamic contemporary art scene that has risen out of Istanbul in recent decades.
The fair will be held in Tersane Istanbul, which is a major renovation project that will bring a new breath to the historical Haliç Shipyard and the Golden Horn district, and will bring contemporary art to one of the most important historical areas of Istanbul.
Contemporary Istanbul, which started the art season in the city after the pandemic period, will bring together galleries from all over the world, under the main sponsorship of Akbank, to highlight the dynamic contemporary art scene that has emerged from Istanbul in recent years.
56 national and international galleries and non-profit art organisations such as AB Gallery (Seoul), Bermen Gallery (Johannesburg), Claudia Schmidt (Zurich), C24 (New York), JD MALAT GALLERY (London), Marlborough Gallery (New York), Mohsen Gallery (Tehran), Anna Laudel (Istanbul / Düsseldorf), Pilevneli (Istanbul) & KÖNIG GALERI (Berlin) and Zilberman (Istanbul / Berlin) will participate to the fair. Galleries participating in Contemporary Istanbul for the ﬁrst time also include Bavan Gallery, (Tehran), HOTEL MOND FINE ART (Berlin), Iranshahr Art Gallery, (Tehran), Mariana Custodio, (Lisbon), Mironova Gallery, (Kiev) and Szena Gallery (Moscow). The artists on display will be predominantly contemporary living artists with some drawing examples of 20th century art icons such as Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro presented by Galeria Joan Gaspar, (Barcelona). Contemporary Istanbul will also reflect contemporary art practice, themes and trends through its curated exhibitions.