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Contemporary Istanbul announces galleries for 14th edition
Contemporary Istanbul 2018. Photo courtesy Tolga Adanali.

ISTANBUL.- Contemporary Istanbul (CI), the leading annual art fair in the region, announces today the galleries for its 14th edition, taking place 12 – 15 September 2019 in the Istanbul Congress Center and the Rumeli Hall at the Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Center. Situated at the meeting point of Europe, Asia and the Middle East, in one of the great cities of the world, CI is overseen by artistic director Anissa Touati. In 2019, CI continues to be supported by its main sponsor, Akbank.

CI presents international contemporary art galleries alongside Turkish galleries, offering global reach to the flourishing local art scene and market. The 14th edition of the fair will feature 73 galleries from 22 countries, 510 artists and more than 1,400 artworks. CI is pleased that galleries such as Marlborough Gallery, New York, Barcelona, Madrid, London; Mark Hachem, New York, Paris, Beirut; Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin; Project Artbeat, Tbilisi; Mobius Gallery, Bucharest; The Pill, Istanbul; and Pi Artworks, Istanbul, London have returned to the fair this year, building on their presentations at past editions. For the first time, the fair welcomes participation by new galleries including HIGH ART, Paris; Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna; BARRO, Buenos Aires; LOVAAS Projects, Munich; LC Queisser, Tbilisi; and Zawyeh Gallery, Ramallah.

Continuing to build the fair’s reputation for innovation, the 14th edition will also see the expansion of the Gallery Support Program, which assists galleries with participating in the fair. The initiative has grown to support galleries in countries including Russia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania, Portugal, USA, and South Africa.

“As Istanbul is gearing up for the coming month of September marked by vibrant days of contemporary art, CI will take a steering position in this period. At the beginning of 2019, Anissa Touati was assigned as the artistic director of CI, leading the path for the fair to ground its place in the rapidly changing art world and allowing it to distinguish itself in the new age. Contemporary Istanbul has a strong impact on both Turkey and the region, and it will continue gathering momentum by continuously renewing its objectives. In addition to the inner workings of the fair, we are very much committed to the promotion of Istanbul and Turkey. Beginning in September and continuing during the next three years, there will be significant improvements to the artistic and cultural infrastructure of the city and CI sees as part of its above-mentioned mission, to promote these positive initiatives worldwide,” said Ali Güreli, Chairman, Contemporary Istanbul.

“I am delighted to announce the list of participating galleries for the 14th edition of Contemporary Istanbul which features a strong representation of galleries from the region and further afield. This year we are pleased to welcome 73 galleries. The program for 2019 reflects on the question of Mediterraneanism, exploring the unification of the basin. I look forward to collaborating with Art-ORama, on our talks program titled Mediterranean Mindset, which will take place in Istanbul and Marseille, and which will be moderated by Salma Tuqan, Deputy Director, Delfina Foundation”, said Anissa Touati, Artistic Director, Contemporary Istanbul.

Participating Galleries
AB GALLERY, Seoul; Anna Laudel Contemporary, Istanbul; Art Agency, Sofia; Art On Istanbul, Istanbul; Azerbaijan Art Platform, Baku; BARRO, Buenos Aires; Berman Contemporary, Johannesburg; Borderline Art Space, Iasi; Bozlu Art Project, Istanbul; C24, New York; C.A.M Galeri, Istanbul; CODE South Way, Marseille; Crèvecoeur, Paris, Marseille; Double V Gallery, Marseille; E.A Shared Space, Tbilisi; Exteramentale, Paris; Ferda Art Platform, Istanbul; Galeri 77, Istanbul; Galeri Binyıl, Istanbul; Galeri Diani, Istanbul; Galeri Mcrd, Istanbul; Galeri Miz, Istanbul; Galeri Nev Istanbul, Istanbul; Galeri Siyah Beyaz, Ankara; Galeria Foco, Lisbon; Galeria Joan Gaspar, Barcelona; Galeria Victor Lope Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona; Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna; Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna; Galerie Tore Suessbier, Berlin; Galerist, Istanbul; Georg Karl, Vienna; Gowen Contemporary, Geneva; HIGH ART, Paris; Isabel Croxatto Galeria, Santiago; JD Malat Gallery, London; Khak Gallery, Tehran; LC Queisser, Tbilisi; LOVAAS Projects, Munich; Marina Gisich Gallery, St Petersburg; Mark Hachem, New York, Paris, Beirut; Marlborough Gallery, New York, Barcelona, Madrid, London; Martch Art Project, Istanbul; MERKUR Galeri, Istanbul; Michael Schultz, Berlin; Mobius Gallery, Bucharest; Mohsen Gallery, Tehran; Olcay Art, Istanbul; Öktem & Aykut, Istanbul; P.E.T. Projects, Athens; Perve Galeria, Lisbon; Pg Art Gallery, Istanbul; Pi Artworks, Istanbul, London; Pigment Gallery, Barcelona; Pilevneli, Istanbul; Pilot Galeri, Istanbul; Piramid Sanat, Istanbul; Project Artbeat, Tbilisi; Ramapano, Paris; Rem Art Space, Istanbul; Sanatorium, Istanbul; Sevil Dolmacı Art Gallery, Istanbul; SPAGHETTO, Athens; Studiocur/art, Paris; Ta(r)dino 6, Baku; The Pill, Istanbul; This is Blitz, Valletta; THK Gallery, Cape Town; Versus Art Project, Istanbul;Villa del Arte Galleries, Barcelona; X-Ist, Istanbul; Zawyeh Gallery, Ramallah; Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Berlin.

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