Art International returning to the Haliç Congress Center in Istanbul for its third edition. The fair brings together many of the world’s most exciting galleries and offering audiences access to modern and contemporary art from Turkey, Europe, the Middle East and beyond.
Art International received a record number of applicants this year and the selection was assessed by the fair’s Selection Committee consisting of Leila Heller Gallery, New York; Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna; Pi Artworks, London & Istanbul and Rampa Gallery, Istanbul.
Participants come from 27 countries spanning Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Central Asia, India and China. Several galleries will be attending for the fair for the first time including Victoria Miro (London), Sakshi Gallery (Mumbai), Aspan Gallery (Almaty), Galerie Du Monde (Hong Kong) and Aicon Gallery (New York & London).
Turkish galleries Kuad, Öktem&Aykut and the Empire Project will participate for the first time, joining previous participants: .artSümer, Dirimart, Galerist, Gallery Nev Ankara, Pi Artworks, Pilot, Sanatorium, Rampa, x-ist and Galeri Zilberman.
Through generous support of the Catalan government, 12 galleries from Art Barcelona (Associació de Galeries) will participate in the fair, including ADN Galería, Àngels Barcelona, Galeria Joan Gaspar, Miguel Marcos Gallery, N2 Gallería, Poligrafa Obra Gráfica, Galeria Joan Prats, Galeria Sicart, Galeria Senda, Galeria Carles Taché Projects, Galeria Trama and Valid Foto BCN Gallery.
For its third edition, a number of leading galleries will be joining Art International, participating alongside returning exhibitors including Paul Kasmin Gallery (New York), Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong, Shanghai &
Singapore), Kukje Gallery/Tina Kim Gallery (Seoul/New York), Gallery Lelong (Paris), Kalfayan Galleries (Athens & Thessaloniki), Deweer Gallery (Otegum, Belgium), Robert Miller Gallery (New York) and Galleri Andersson/Sandström (Stockholm & Umeå).
Fair director Dyala Nusseibeh commented “Art International, which last year received over 22,000 visitors, is fast establishing a reputation as a fair of discovery. We are pleased to have regional galleries from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia joining us alongside galleries from further afield in September. Istanbul continues to be a dynamic global hub for art and this is reflected in the diverse, exciting quality of works being presented at the fair. This year’s edition coincides with the official opening of the 14th Istanbul Biennial and we look forward to welcoming an audience of collectors, curators, arts professionals and art lovers for what promises to be an enormously vibrant week for art in Istanbul.’
Art International announced the works selected for By the Waterside, the fair’s dedicated sculpture terrace spanning the length of the Haliç Congress Center’s waterfront on Istanbul’s historic Golden Horn.
Ten works have been chosen for the third year running by Art International‘s selection committee from applications by the fair’s participating galleries.
This year By the Waterside will include works by acclaimed artists including Rada Boukova, Guldo Casaretto, Şakir Gökçebağ, Karl Karner, Yerbossyn Meldbekov, Ichwan Noor, Stefan Nikolaev, Javier Pérez, Paul Schwer and Walid
Fair Director Dyala Nusseibeh said “We are always excited to see the new proposals from galleries for this section. For our next edition, By the Waterside will continue to engage, delight and surprise visitors, offering challenging works from established and emerging artists. The pier is one of the greatest strengths of the venue, overlooking the Golden Horn with magnificent views. The sculptures shown By the Waterside bring this area to life and in this unique setting, the works are presented to their best advantage.’
Halic Congress Center, Sütlüce Mah. Karaağaç Cad. Beyoğlu