Celebrating its opening over the weekend, ArtInternational Istanbul, which defines itself as a natural gateway where East meets West, aims to bring together international art lovers and galleries to historical Istanbul. The fair was co-founded by art fair maven Sandy Angus, the same man that co-founded Art Basel Hong Kong in 2008 as well as Art13 London earlier this year, and is a shareholder and director of the India Art Fair.
“Our aim is to create a dynamic art-world convergence in Istanbul, showcasing exciting new works and focusing on quality over quantity. We hope to develop a strong cultural program in tandem with the fair and to connect in particular with artistic developments in Turkey and the Middle East,” says fair director Dyala Nusseibeh.
Check out our first impressions from ArtInternational Istanbul and read our guide before hitting the fair!
ArtInternational Istanbul, a brand new art fair which seeks to increase the dialogue between local and international galleries and collectors, celebrates its much anticipated opening in just a few days.
It was co-founded by art fair maven Sandy Angus, the same man that co-founded Art Basel Hong Kong in 2008, and offers visitors both the rich cultural history Istanbul has to offer, as well as the thriving Contemporary Art scene.
Istancool, also known as the Istanbul International Arts and Culture Festival, is a packed powerhouse of a long weekend that also serves as the perfect introduction to what is arguably the hottest city on the current global art scene!
Browse galleries and exhibitions happening in Istanbul, in time for the festival.