Istanbul Art and Antique Fair, which has brought our country to an important point in the field of culture and art while representing it on the international platform, was the meeting point of art lovers at the Istanbul Congress Center between 20-23 February. Istanbul Art and Antique Fair, which was visited by 28,500 people during the fair, hosted more than 300 artists and 2 thousand artworks from 80 antique shops, 42 art galleries on an area of 15 thousand m2. Istanbul Art and Antique Fair, organized by Demos Exhibition, which brings together the world of art and antiques under one roof, was held at the Istanbul Congress Center between 20-23 February.
The event, which was opened with the piano recital of our world-famous pianist Gülsin Onay and with the participation of Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu, attracted great attention.
While the works of many local and foreign artists were appreciated in the fair, which hosted thousands of art lovers for 4 days; Ottoman Palace Clock, more than 100 antique bottle collections, II. Abdülhamit’s throne, porcelain items that have been preserved for centuries without damage, rare items that have witnessed our history, antique carpets and many other valuable works of art attracted great attention by visitors.
While the interviews, panels and sessions held within the scope of the fair shed light on important topics such as art, history and collection awareness, important contributions were made for the participants to be informed.
Art and Antiques Met Under a One Roof
Expressing that the activities in the field of art will continue without slowing down, Demos Exhibition General Manager Hüseyin Aslan said, “As Demos Fuarcılık, we are happy to bring together art and antiques, which have not been around for 25 years, under one roof. We set out to achieve this project and we succeeded. Approximately 120 companies took part in our fair. In this context, the fair is an organization hosted by contemporary art, antique objects that have left their mark on recent Turkish painters and our history. I think Istanbul Art and Antiques Fair gives a different experience to both art lovers and antiques enthusiasts. We received a lot of attention and the comments we received made us very happy. We will continue our work in the coming years. “