Haliç Congress Center
About the Fair
Uniquely positioned in a city that has been for centuries at the crossroads of East and West, ARTINTERNATIONAL brings together both local and international galleries to offer a wide range of artworks to a diverse audience. This is the fair's third edition in Istanbul, where ancient cultures and contemporary creative energies thrive side by side. The fair will take place at the Haliç Congress Center from September 5–6, with a Collector Preview on September 4. A number of large-scale cultural events will be held in parallel to the fair, making Istanbul a less-frequented but noteworthy capital in the increasingly globalizing art world.
ARTINTERNATIONAL will also provide a program of one-off artist projects and screenings of moving image works on view throughout the duration of the fair. Framed by a view of the Golden Horn, the fair's sculpture terrace—aptly christened "By the Waterside"—will feature a series of large sculptural works presented by a handful of participating galleries.
Friday, September 4 : Collectors' preview (2-5 pm) and vernissage (5-9 pm)
Saturday 5 September : 12–8 pm
Sunday 6 September : 12–8 pm
Programming at ARTINTERNATIONAL
By the Waterside
By the Waterside is ARTINTERNATIONAL’s dedicated sculpture terrace. Located on the pier in front of the Haliç Congress Center, which overlooks the Golden Horn and historic Istanbul, the area provides a beautiful backdrop for large sculptural artworks presented by the fair’s participating galleries. Artists exhibiting in By The Waterside at ARTINTERNATIONAL 2015 are Rada Boukova, Guido Casaretto, Karl Karner, Şakir Gökçebağ, Yerbossyn Meldibekov, Stefan Nikolaev, Ichwan Noor, Javier Pérez, Paul Schwer and Walid Siti. For additional information Click here
Special Projects and Istanbul Recommendations:
ARTINTERNATIONAL will be supporting numerous artist projects around the city including site-specific works, screenings, and museum exhibitions. During your stay, make sure to check out the 14th Istanbul Biennial and be sure to try and visit the galleries, museums, and cultural spaces listed on this page.
From Atatürk Airport - 20 minutes; estimated cost 50 TL / $19 / 18€
From Sabiha Gökçen Airport - 40 minutes; estimated cost 92 TL / $35 / 33€
From Taksim Square - 14 minutes (via tunnels); estimated cost 20 TL / $8 / 7€
Ferryboats run from Üsküdar, Eminönü, and Kadıköy to the Sütlüce Pier, three-minutes away from the Haliç Congress Center by foot.
By ARTINTERNATIONAL Shuttle Bus:
During the fair, a number of shuttle buses will run round trip to the Haliç Congress Center from Kabatas and Taksim Square. Please click here for more details.
For more complete transport information, please see this page.