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2nd International Art Biennial Izmir

1-5 May 2013

İzmir Art Biennial brings artists around the world and their works together at the İzmir International Fair Center, İzmir, Turkey. More...


New Contemporary Art Fair to be launched in Istanbul

15-18 September 2013

This September, Sandy Angus, ART HK co-founder will launch Art International Istanbul at the Haliç Congress Center with artistic director Stephane Ackermann, who was previously with Contemporary Istanbul. More...


Istanbul INN London is showing Istanbul's contemporary culture

12-15 April at Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, WC1B 4DA London

Istanbul INN London is a stunning four day showcase of Istanbul’s contemporary culture, art, architecture, literature, food, fashion, film and design. More...


SALT has opened a new branch in Ankara called SALT Ulus in April

The building and the opening exhibition "It was a time of conversation" can be visited Tues-Sat between 11.00-18.00 and Thurs between 12.00-20.00.
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Apply for "Young | Fresh | Different - IV" at CDA Projects!

Deadline: 5 April 2013

In order to support and encourage young artists, CDA-Projects has been organizing the exhibition "Young | Fresh | Different" in June every year. The application requests this year will be evaluated by the selection committee led by Ali Akay and comprised of Claude Closky, Seza Paker and Burçak Bingöl representing he gallery.
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Deniz Ova is the new Director of the Istanbul Design Biennial

Özlem Yalım Özkaraoğlu, Director of the first Istanbul Design Biennial organised by the İstanbul Kültür Sanat Vakfı is handing over her duties to Deniz Ova, Director of International Projects at İKSV.
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Open Call for Media Art Submissions

Deadline: 15 March 2013

ArtUP! Media Art in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey, a project of the Goethe-Institut in those three countries, is releasing an open call for artists from Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey to take part in the new media art exhibition entitled PARABOLE that will be held in Bulgaria and curated by Yovo Panchev.
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Istanbul Biennial and Istanbul Film Festival listed as Europe's best arts events 2013

Laura Barnett from "The Guardian" states that "some of the most interesting European cinema of recent years has come from Turkish directors" and that Istanbul Biennial "stands alongside those held in Venice, São Paulo and Sydney as one of the world's most prestigious contemporary art showcases".
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The first project of the YAP Istanbul Modern: Young Architects Program has been announced

Designed by SO? Architecture and Ideas, "Sky Spotting Stop" will be built in early June in Istanbul Modern’s courtyard. It will host special events addressing especially the young audience and can be used throughout the summer of 2013.
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2nd Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival taking place in 2013

28 February - 3 March 2013

Organized by HIF Corp., the purpose of LATFF is to promote awareness of Turkish Cinema in the West Coast, to provide future networking relations among young filmmakers. The opening film will be Yılmaz Erdoğan’s "Kelebeğin Rüyasi" (The Butterfly’s Dream).
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Ferhat Özgür's work on show in Sweden

9 February - 7 April 2013

The exhibition titled 'Let Everybody Come Out Today is on display at Marabouparken Parkliv, Sundbyberg, Sweden. By seemingly simple gestures, Ferhat Özgür connects the individual reality to larger issues of the human condition in a changing world, where the city of Ankara represents that which constructs, limits and enables our lives.
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Res Artis released a Special Feature on Residencies in Turkey

The feature includes Caravansarai, Halka Sanat Projesi, maumau, Casa Dell'Arte Art Management and Galeri/Miz.
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Awards from the Friends of ARCO Madrid Association go to Proje4L and collectorspace.

The “A” Award for "International Collecting" given by the Friends of Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo ARCO Madrid Associaton goes to Proje4L/Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, the Award for "Collecting Initiative" goes to Collectorspace.
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Meriç Algün Ringborg’s New Commissions project in New York

26 January – 23 March 2013

The project "The Library of Unborrowed Books" will be on display at Art in General. It presents hundreds of books that have never been borrowed from the Center for Fiction’s library, calls into question what subjects in any contemporary moment have ‘currency’ or desirability, and brings attention to topics and stories that have been temporarily overlooked but that could have their relevance restored in the future.
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Impressive collection of modern and contemporary Turkish art to be auctioned on 17 February!

17 February, 3pm. Preview 14-17 February, Sofa Hotel, Istanbul

The Auction House Maçka Mezat is organizing the sale at the Sofa Hotel. The origin of the works for sale is reported to be the collection of Santralistanbul, a gallery that has hosted over 20 national and international exhibitions and attracted more than 500,000 visitors since its opening in 2007.
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Inci Eviner's work at exhibition in Marseille

12 January - 31 March

Inci Eviner's "Nursing Modern Fall" can be seen at Friche la Belle de Mai, Tour-Panorama, Marseille as part of the exhibition "Ici, Ailleurs" (Here, Elsewhere)
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Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence nominated for Design Award 2013

Orhan Pamuk's The Museum of Innocence has been nominated for the "Architecture Design of the Year 2013" by Design Museum London. All the nominations will be on display at the "Designs of the Year" exhibition at the Design Museum from 20 March 2013.
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Two Turkish films at Berlinale 2013

7 - 17 February 2013

“Soğuk” (Cold), by Uğur Yücel and “Hayatboyu” (Lifelong) by Aslı Özge will be screened in the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival, which will take place from 7 to 17 February in the German capital.
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Cité des Arts Paris hosts Oturmak for 2013

January - April 2013

Young Turkish painter İhsan Oturmak has been selected for the residence program of Cité Internationale des Arts. Located in Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts gives 350 artists, whom it accommodates at the same time, the chance to stay at individually assigned workshops from two months to one year.
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Sükran Moral's work at the V&A

13 November - 7 April 2013

The artist's work “Despair” is part of the exhibition “Light from the Middle East: New Photography”, the V&A's first major exhibition of contemporary photography from and about the Middle East. It features over 90 works by some of the most exciting artists from across the region.
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Turkish Contemporary Art at MAK Vienna

23 January - 21 April 2013

The Show "Signs Taken in Wonder - Searching for Contemporary Istanbul" at the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) Vienna presents three generations of artists living and working in Istanbul, Turkish artists who live abroad or elsewhere in Turkey, as well as other international artists.
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Pioneering Turkish artist Burhan Dogancay dies at age 84

Last year, İstanbul Modern hosted an exhibition of a comprehensive selection of works from the 50-year career of the artist. Doğançay became the first-ever Turkish artist to have a piece in the permanent collection of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, when the prestigious institution acquired his painting “Ribbon Mania” last year.
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The 32nd edition of ARCO Madrid contemporary art fair has its Focus on Turkey this year

13-17 February 2013

The galleries chosen by the curator Vasif Kortun are Dirimart, Elipsis Gallery, Macka Sanat Galerisi (MSG), Mana, Nev Istanbul, Non, Pilot, Rampa, Rodeo and x-ist, all based in Istanbul.
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Apply for the Casa Dell'Arte Arte International Art Residency (Turkey)

Deadline: 25 January 2013/ Period: April to June 2013.

Casa dell'Arte International Art Residency Programme aims to make the resources of Casa dell'Arte in Bodrum available to visual artists by offering accommodation, working space and artistic resources, and in time, to transform Casa dell'Arte into a hub of artistic collaboration, exchange and production in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
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The Vehbi Koc Foundation offers scholarships at California College of the Arts

To educate and train promising young curators who are committed to shaping Turkey's cultural life, California College of the Arts and Vehbi Koc Foundation have partnered to create the Koc Scholarship. Beginning fall 2013, CCA will award one annual Koc Scholarship to an outstanding student who at the time of application to the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice is a Turkish citizen residing in Turkey.
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Call for applications for the 13th Istanbul Biennial

Deadline 1 March 2013

The artists to participate in the 13th İstanbul Biennial will be determined by Fulya Erdemci, the curator of the exhibition. Each applicant is supposed to send his or her digital portfolios and project proposals together with the filled application form and send them to the e-mail address below. Further information on the 13th Istanbul Biennial may be reached through the Biennial’s web site.
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The Conceptual Framework of The Istanbul Biennial was announced : "Mom, Am I Barbarian?"

Curator of the 13th İstanbul Bienali Fulya Erdemci announced the title of the biennial with a reference from poet Lale Müldür’s book of the same title. The Biennial will be held from 14 September to 10 November 2013 by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) under the sponsorship of Koç Holding A.Ş.
Erdemci also announced that, as an exhibition in a dialogue with the city, the 13th Istanbul Biennial’s focal point would be the notion of the public domain as a political forum.
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