Fourteen Istanbul dealers are launching a new initiative in order to get a chance to the Turkish arts scene after the recent failed military coup, which led to the arrests of thousands of cultural figures.
By founding the Contemporary Art Galleries Solidarity, the dealers from numerous galleries, including Pi Artworks, Galeri Nev and Zilberman Gallery, are trying to reinvigorate the arts market after the 2016 editions of Art International and the Çanakkale Biennial were canceled due to the tense political climate.
The first Istanbul Gallery Weekend will take place from September 30 to October 2. The participating galleries will extend their hours and promote the event through a social media campaign.
- The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art