The same team determined to put Istanbul onto the international art fair circuit with Contemporary Istanbul (entering its eight edition, 7-10 November) launched a new event designed to deepen the market for traditional Ottoman and Islamic art. The first All Arts Istanbul (April 18th-24th 2013), billed as “a classical and modern art fair”, has the second, more ambitious objective of introducing a new, conservative generation of collectors to modern and contemporary Turkish art.
Istanbul will welcome a landmark art event next week [April 18th to 22nd, 2013] with the arrival of All Arts, a four-day celebration of traditional and classical Turkish, Islamic and Ottoman arts and antiques. Taking place at the Istanbul Congress Center, All Arts Istanbul will offer a comprehensive range of art work with approximately 140 participants. Visitors will have a chance to become involved as numerous artists and local artisan workers will be onsite during the event to demonstrate traditional artistic techniques such as calligraphy, marble painting and block printing.
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The 6th Artbosphorus Contemporary Art Fair will open tomorrow [April 3rd, 2013] at Istanbul’s Haliç Convention Center. This year the fair’s concept is Parallel Stories, Constructs, Unknown. In addition to the participating galleries, the fair will showcase garden sculpture, video art programs, installation projects, and modern dance performances until April 7th.
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A new art fair in Istanbul will be radically different from the usual model. At its core will be 60 units run by individual artists, and although the city has become known for cutting-edge contemporary, the specialisms showcased at All Arts Istanbul will be historic techniques such as calligraphy, paper-marbling, illumination and miniatures.
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