Participants have to wear masks and prove they are vaccinated, while 43 of the 170 galleries taking part are showing their works online only – a legacy of the pandemic.
Contemporary Istanbul, an art fair that will be held for the 16th time in Istanbul, Turkey in October, is full of surprises this year, including a new location at Tersane Istanbul at the Golden Horn.
After the coronavirus pandemic forced Art Basel Miami Beach to announce in September that it was canceling this year’s fair, the galaxy of satellite fairs around the city followed suit.
The prestigious annual showcase features eight solo artists of different generations from a host of countries who tackle themes including colonialism, sexism and ethnocentrism.
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