Multiplicity of media in :mentalKLINIK Istanbul survey show


“That’s Fucking Awesome”, an exhibition of Turkish artist duo, :mentalKLINIK, was on view at the Haskoy Yarn Factory through October 2011.

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Asian Art Biennial 2011: 40 artists from New Zealand to Kazakhstan – event alert


Forty Asian artists are participating in the 2011 Asian Art Biennial. Curator Iris Shu-Ping Huang has asked each to reflect upon today’s “M-shaped” Asian society.

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Qatar top contemporary art buyer internationally, reports Art Newspaper


According to an article published in The Art Newspaper, Qatar (and the Qatari Royal family) is the world’s biggest buyer of modern and contemporary art today.

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Art so fresh it’s still wet at Contemporary Istanbul – video


VernissageTV has produced an insightful video on November’s Contemporary Istanbul 2010 where interviews with five gallery representatives are combined with shots of the fair hall. The video highlights, among other things, the growing sophistication of attending collectors and the freshness of the works being presented for sale. A new date for the fair is announced; next year the fair will coincide with the 12th International Istanbul Biennial.

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Sotheby's to hold first ever international auction house sale of calligraphy in Doha


ART MARKET ART AUCTIONS CALLIGRAPHY DOHA Sotheby’s London recently announced it will hold the first ever international auction house sale dedicated solely to calligraphy in Doha, Qatar, at The Ritz-Carlton Doha hotel, on 15 December. The groundbreaking calligraphy auction Hurouf: The Art of … Continue reading

Turkish art another fad? The lowdown on this new market


TURKISH ART MARKET INTERVIEW In the week of Sotheby’s inaugural sale of Turkish art, Art Radar gets the lowdown on the Turkish art market from Anders Petterson, Managing Director of research company ArtTactic. Sotheby’s holds its inaugural sale of Turkish contemporary art  … Continue reading

Sothebys inaugural sale of contemporary Turkish art – video – 5 artists talk


TURKISH ART AUCTION Sotheby’s is holding its inaugural sale of Turkish art on 4 March 2009 in London. Check out the art and see 5 Turkish contemporary artists talking about their paintings, photographs and sculptures in the sale. Themes of … Continue reading