The “Contemporary Istanbul” art fair will be held in Turkey for its second year. It will run from the 29th of November through to the 2nd of December. There will be more than seventy art galleries from around the world exhibiting at the art fair. In addition to the contemporary art will be roundtable discussions, performance art, and concerts.Continue Reading
Turkey continues to establish itself as an art friendly place with the Tenth Istanbul Biennial opening this weekend.
When I think of Turkey, I don’t usually think of art. But with the success of the Istanbul Biennial, the opening of the Istanbul Modern Art Museum a couple years ago, and a big Picasso exhibition, things are looking up (for art lovers in Turkey).Continue Reading
The British born artist Michael Dickinson may face up to three years in prison for displaying a collage of the Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a dog.
The work is called “Best in Show” and was confiscated by police and the artist has been detained. It shows President Bush awarding the Turkish Prime Minister with a ribbon at a dog show.Continue Reading
Pablo Picasso has created quite a media frenzy in Istanbul, Turkey with a major exhibition by the Spaniard being opened this week. It is a major step forward for Turkey, being one of the most important exhibitions of any western artist ever held in the country.Continue Reading