Auction HousesFairs 02-08-2017

August 2 | From New York to Istanbul, galleries are moving

Today, more exciting news for Istanbul, where galleries are moving around and the city’s most important fair — Contemporary Istanbul — reveals an impressive exhibitor list for 2017. Elsewhere, Christie’s is looking to the Middle East with a new sale in London...

Exhibitors announced for 2017 Contemporary Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul’s (CI) 12th edition — running from September 14 through 17 — will welcome 60 galleries, among which 20 newcomers, including Dix9-Hélène Lacharmoise (Paris), Galleria Continua (San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Havana), Parasite (Tel Aviv), Leila Heiler (New York, Dubai) and Victoria Miro (London).

Running parallel to CI, the 15th edition of the Istanbul Biennial — curated by Elmgreen & Dragset — also boasts an ambitious program, including an important solo show dedicated to Ai Weiwei at the Sakıp Sabanci Museum. The full announcement is here.


Contemporary Istanbul.


Pi Artworks is moving to a new location

Things are moving in Istanbul. Following the closure of Rampa gallery, and the announcement that Sanatorium is moving to a new location, another gallery is move to a new exhibition space.

After 20 years in the historical building of Misir Apartment, located on Istiklal Caddesi, one of Istanbul’s most famous avenues and an important art hub, Pi Artworks has announced that it moving to a new location in the Karaköy district as of September. Both Nev Gallery (also previously at Misir Apartment) and artSümer are set to move to Karaköy, with the district set to become Istanbul’s new contemporary arts hub. Sanatorium gallery is also moving to the same district in September.

Marinaro Gallery is moving to Chinatown

As of September, the gallery — previously located in the Lower East Side — will move to a new location on 1 Oliver Street in Chinatown.

The gallery, founded by Zach Feuer and Joel Mesler, had closed last February, with director and partner Marinaro having succeeded to the co-founder at the helm of the exhibition space. The gallery’s inaugural exhibition at the new location will be a solo show by Hannah Whitaker in September, followed by an exhibition by Bernhard Buhmann in October. More via artnews.


Courtesy Hannah Whitaker.


Christie’s announces first London sale of Contemporary Middle Eastern art

Following the establishment of a Dubai outpost in 2006, Christie’s has announced that it will organize its first London sale of Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern art on October 25. The evening sale will take place during London’s Middle Eastern Art Week and will comprise of 60 lots.

The new sale attests to Christie’s desire to decentralize the Middle Eastern art market by organizing a sale in London rather than in Dubai. Sotheby’s equivalent sale will take place in the same week, whilst Bonhams’ will follow in November. Read more on The Art Newspaper.

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