Art Showcase

Art faIrs are as Important for artIsts, art collectors, gallerIes and museums as they are to everyone eager to follow the contemporary art scene. As venues where several galleries and institutions can exhibit their collections simultaneously, art fairs can be regarded as a much-needed market showcase for developing and expanding the contemporary arts scene.

One of two art fairs taking place in November parallel with the TÜYAP Istanbul Book Fair is the Istanbul International Art Fair ARTİST 2012, November 17 to 25. The other is Contemporary Istanbul, which is awaiting visitors at Istanbul Lütfî Kırdar International Congress and Exhibition Center, November 22 to 25.

The Istanbul Women’s Museum, which received initial backing in a recital given by world-renowned pianist İdil Biret at Caddebostan Culture Center on October 23, is seeking a venue. Meral Akkent is curator of the museum, whose contents can be accessed