Art collectors and producers met at the Sofa Hotel over the weekend to discuss contemporary art and investment as the Contemporary Istanbul fair prepared for its contribution to Art Dubai.
The discussions were held as part of the packed agenda of the eighth edition of the fair. They provided creators and admirers alike with insight and information on collecting and investing in art. Among those present were Professor Hasan Bülent Kahraman, collector Leyla Alaton and artist Seydi Murat Koç.
Kahraman said it was very important to provide a common platform for collectors and representatives of art institutions to meet to support the development of art in Turkey.
Seydi Murat Koç, on the other hand, spoke of his personal artistic journey and development.
The Contemporary Istanbul fair events will continue in Antalya, Adana, Bursa, İzmir, Ankara and Istanbul. The second meeting of the fair will take place on March 14 with collector Mustafa Taviloğlu and artist Seçkin Pirim. This year the fair will also make an appearance at the Art Dubai fair.