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Contemporary Istanbul International Art Fair 2006

By Süleyman Okan

Contemporary Istanbul, Turkey’s and the region’s premier modern and contemporary art fair, will take place on December 20-24, 2006. More than 60 galleries from all over the world will show paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and digital art by more than 300 international and Turkish artists at the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center, located in the heart of this magnificent city.

Contemporary Istanbul is expected to attract more than fifty thousand visitors who have been loyally waiting for this annual event. Hundreds of art critics, local and international members of the media, and curators will also make their way to the modern halls of Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center this December, to review the works by emerging artists and the masters of 20th and 21st century art.

The mystical city of Istanbul sets the perfect backdrop for an international contemporary art fair. Art lovers and collectors from all over the world, and especially from the region will visit Istanbul for the fair. This year’s dates coincide with the Christmas Holiday, which makes a trip to this fascinating city of all faiths more attractive than ever.

Each evening will also be filled with special musical events, ranging from classical music recitals to jazz concerts. A special awards ceremony Gala Night will take place on December, 23 in the main conference auditorium of the Center.

Contemporary Istanbul, in its brand new format, will continue to be an extremely rewarding experience for the artists, galleries, collectors, and occasional art buyers, alike. Please join us in Istanbul this December.

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