ISTANBUL.- Contemporary Istanbul
, the regions premier international art fair, announces the list of galleries and participants for its milestone 10th anniversary, including participating in CI Focus: Contemporary Tehran and CI Plugin New Media and Digitals Arts Section of the fair. The fair will take place, as always, at the notable Istanbul Congress Centre and Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre from November 12th to 15th, 2015.
For its 10th edition, Contemporary Istanbul will bring 97 galleries; leading and emerging galleries from 28 cities across 24 countries, including 23 galleries that are participating for the first timeselected by CI Artistic Advisor Marc-Olivier Wahler and the Selection Committee members Freda Rozenbaum-Uziyel, Kerimcan Güleryüz, Nathalie Mamane Cohen.
The CI 10th edition newcomers include Art Lexing (Miami), Galerie Bernard Ceysson (Paris), Corridor Contemporary (Tel Aviv), Dar al-Anda Gallery (Amman), Dastans Basement (Tehran), Dubner Moderne (Lausanne), létrangère (London), Frederic Got (Paris), Karavil Contemporary (London), König Galerie (Berlin), Lazarides Gallery (London), LICHT FELD Gallery (Basel), Galerie Loevenbruck (Paris), Mika Gallery (Tel Aviv), Galerie Paris-Beijing (Paris), PROPAGANDA (Warsaw), Galería Rosa Santos (Valencia), and Vogelsang Gallery (Brussels), Shirin Gallery (Tehran), Aaran Gallery (Tehran), Assar Gallery (Tehran), Ehsan Lajevardi Foundation (Tehran), Parkingallery Projects (Tehran).
The preliminary list for the main section of the fair is as follows: AB Gallery (Seoul), Analix Forever (Geneva), Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea (Milano), Aria Art Gallery (Florence), Barbara Paci Galleria d'Arte (Pietrasanta), Berengo Studios (Venice), BERLINARTPROJECTS (Berlin), Galerie Bernard Ceysson (Paris), C24 Gallery (New York), Corridor Contemporary (Tel Aviv), Galeria Contrast (Barcelona), Daniel Marzona (Berlin), Dar Al-ANDA Art (Amman), Dubner Moderne (Lusanne), Edition Purrman (Grefrath), Emmanuel Fremin (New York), l'étrangère (London), Faur Zsófi Galéria (Budapest), Frederic Got (Paris), Il Chiostro Arte Contemporanea (Saronno), Galerie Iragui (Moscow), Karavil Contemporary (London), Galerie Koal (Berlin), König Galerie (Berlin), K+Y Gallery (Paris), Lazarides Gallery (London), Galerie Lelong (Paris), LICHT FELD Gallery (Basel), Galerie Loevenbruck (Paris), Mark Hachem Gallery (Paris), Marlborough Gallery (New York), Galerie Michael Schultz (Berlin), Mika Gallery (Tel Aviv), Nasui Collection & Gallery (Bucharest), Project Artbeat (Tbilisi), PROPAGANDA (Warsaw), Galerie Paris-Beijing (Paris), Galleria Russo (Rome), Galería Rosa Santos (Valencia), Galeria Senda (Barcelona), Savina Gallery (St. Petersburg), Galeria Senda (Barcelona), Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo (Barcelona), Villa del Arte (Barcelona), Vogelsang Contemporary (Brussels), Yavuz Gallery (Singapore) and WHITE ROOM | LIQUID art system (Capri).
Galleries from Turkey include, ALAN Istanbul, x-ist, Galeri Baraz, Galeri Zilberman, Versus Art Project, Soda, Sanatorium, Rampa, Redart, Pi Artworks, Piramid Sanat, Pg Art Gallery, Galeri Nev, Mixer, Milk, MERKUR, Kare, Siyah-Beyaz, Galeri İlayda, Galeri 77, Gama Gallery, Gaia Gallery, Daire, The Empire Project, Dirimart, CEP, C.A.M, Bozlu Art Project, Galeri Baraz, Art 350, Artsümer, and art ON.
CI Focus: Contemporary Tehranwhich showcases a cutting-edge selection of contemporary art from a specific geographic region or a relevant subject, each yearwill present outstanding galleries from Tehran with works by emerging and established artists such as Nasser Bakhshi, Aaran Gallery; Babak Roshaninejad, Assar Gallery; and Houman Mortazavi, Dastans Basement.
We are thrilled to have Tehran as this years focus for Contemporary Istanbul. This city has an incredible history and a strong emerging contemporary art scene which we want to present to the world. It has always been the interest of CI and its collectors to discover new artists and promote exciting art scenes from around the world. That is why we are excited that Tehran will have a strong presence this year at the fair, said Ali Güreli, Founder & Chairman of Contemporary Istanbul.
Some notable galleries participating in CI Focus: Contemporary Tehran are Assar Gallery, Aaran Gallery, Dastans Basement, Ehsan Lajevardi Foundation, Parkingallery Projects, and Shirin Gallery.
Plugin, Contemporary Istanbuls section dedicated to new media is now in its 3rd edition. Plugins theme this year is X-CHANGE with an aim to create interactive and transformative relationships between conventional and innovative, physical and digital. Rethinking alternative ways of change; reusing, remixing and revaluing the waste/d and developing the sharing culture through science, art and technology. Plugin will also host new media related game and design labs, makerspaces and studios. Plugins participants this year include: DAM Gallery (Berlin), Ehsan Lajevardi Foundation (Tehran), LICHT FELD Gallery (Basel), Musion (Istanbul), Parkingallery Projects (Tehran), Galeri Zilberman (Istanbul).
Contemporary Istanbuls talk series CI Dialogues 2015 program will explore sessions such as: Art Market, Arts context and Art Management (organized in collaboration with Bloomberg HT), How to curate a Biennial? (Focus on the current tendencies of curatorial practice at biennials), For Challengers: Curating & Collecting New Media Art (realized with the collaboration of Plugin and University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art).