After a long holiday  it’s time for the art lovers to meet up again. Art Beat is a new addition to the city’s vibrant art scene, debuting as a new contemporary art platform in Istanbul, will be organized for the first time this week. The art fair, which will bring together both Turkish and international galleries under the same roof, also coincides with the opening of the 12th Istanbul Biennial, which is devoted to Turkish participants from Sept. 17 to Nov. 13.

The majority of galleries are Turkish, but exhibitors from the Middle East and US who have either represented Turkish artists or have associations with the Turkish art scene will be there.

Worth Seeing:

Robert Montgomery, ‘The Streets Belong to No One ‘

Y. Bahadır Yıldız, ‘Tree Sleepers II and III’

 David Oliveira, ‘Act I: Man’s Destruction (II)’

Kerstin Grimm, Kinderspiele

Ferhat Deniz, İsimsiz / Untitled

Levent Morgök, ‘Untitled

Asli Torcu, ‘What About Me?’

Art Beat Istanbul’s venue will be the Lütfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Center.

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