Art in Public Places: Turkey

November 27, 2011  |   Events,   News,   World
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One of the highlights of the winter cultural agenda in Turkey, the sixth edition of the international contemporary art fair Contemporary İstanbul — an event widely viewed as Turkey’s most prestigious contemporary art platform — kicked off on November 24, 2011 at the vast 12,500-square-meter Lutfi Kırdar International CIonvention and Exhibition Center.

French artist Bernar Venet’s sculpture “Classic Arc” has been stationed in Nişantası.

This year, in an effort to bring the art to the people, a series of works are being displayed in public places. French artist Bernar Venet’s stunning sculpture “Classic Arc,” has been erected on Abdi İpekçi Street in the Nişantaşı district of İstanbul, Spanish artist Carlos Aires’s installation “Es Pain” is being displayed on the front of the Sofa Hotel, also in Nişantaşı and Azade Köker’s piece “Bayrak/Göz” has been stationed just outside the fair’s premises close to the convention center’s Rumeli gate.

For more information on the fair and its associated events see