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A weekend full of art in Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul (CI) is bringing together the best examples of contemporary art in Istanbul in its 12th year. Between 14 and 17 September 2017, 42 foreign and 73 galleries and approximately 1,500 works of art will meet art lovers.

Location: Lutfi Kırdar Rumeli Hall and Istanbul Convention Center

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It is home to a large exhibition by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, which will be exhibited indoors and outdoors. . The exhibition, which will be held between 12 September 2017 and 28 January 2018, will present a wide selection of the artist's works as well as new works. Focusing on Ai Weiwei's porcelain works, the exhibition's narrative will bear the traces of both the artist's life story and his approach to craft tradition and art history.

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Canan's exhibition titled "Behind Kaf Mountain" will be held in Arter from 12 September to 24 December 2017. Nazlı Gürlek is curating the exhibition "Behind Kaf Mountain", which spans all floors of Arter and is a comprehensive look at the artist's practice. "Behind Kaf Mountain" will bring together some of the early works that have never been exhibited before with the new works produced by CANAN for this exhibition

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The museum hosts a solo exhibition by Diana Thater, an American artist, curator, writer and educator.

The two areas are hosting the 15th Istanbul Biennial. This year, the biennial will feature works by 56 artists from 32 countries discussing the concepts of home, neighborhood and belonging, with a good neighbourly theme.


The "Employer Exhibition", which examines the impact of architect and employer negotiations on productions in Turkey with the development processes of a number of qualified structures, will be at SALT Galata until November 26th.

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