All posts tagged: #Istanbul

Introducing Dirimart

Explore Istanbul’s newest and largest art gallery Istanbul’s contemporary art scene is experiencing something of a boom. Turkey’s largest and most dynamic city has become a global art hub, with standout museums (Istanbul Modern, SALT and ARTER), various art fairs and dozens of independent art galleries, including Kerimcan Guleryuz’s The Empire Project and Yesim Turanli’s […]

Filling the Empty Fields

An important late 19th century natural science collection — and the scholar behind it — are brought back into focus in Istanbul Istanbul More than a century ago, botanist John Manissadjian roamed the countryside of what is now northern Turkey, collecting — and sometimes identifying for the first time — thousands of species of flowers and other plants, as well as butterflies and […]

An Intimate Affair

Istanbul Up-and-coming fair ArtInternational continues to grow and mature in its third edition in Istanbul Record sales figures, new galleries in attendance, an enhanced VIP programme, and 10,000 additional visitors compared with the previous year further boosted ArtInternational’s global profile as the Istanbul fair concluded its third edition in September. “In a few years’ time, […]

Blurred Lines at the Istanbul Biennial

Istanbul Unusual venues and the pairing of science with art both challenged and rewarded viewers Seeing the works of all 80 artists represented at this year’s Istanbul Biennial required something akin to a scavenger hunt across the sprawling metropolis. The event’s three dozen venues were spread out over nearly 60 kilometres and ranged from traditional […]

10 Years of Contemporary Istanbul

Istanbul With a strong showing of 97 established and emerging galleries and a focus on contemporary art in Tehran, Contemporary Istanbul returns for its tenth edition This November marks Contemporary Istanbul’s tenth anniversary. Since its inaugural edition in 2005, when the fair hosted nine foreign galleries and attracted 37,000 visitors, it has grown exponentially in […]