Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and crypto culture will continue in May as modern Istanbul presents a new fair to Istanbul art lovers. In partnership with Akbank, the Foundation will celebrate spring at the new Art Fair CI Bloom in Tersane Istanbul.
CI Bloom, a collection of 23 Turkish contemporary art galleries, will be previewed May 10-11 and fairday May 12-15 on the banks of the Golden Horn in the historic atmosphere of Istanbul. Will be.
At the latest fairs aimed at continuing to revitalize the art market, you will see contemporary art. Reflecting Istanbul’s growing role as a global cultural powerhouse, the fair features national top galleries and works by many notable Turkish and international artists, both established and emerging. to introduce.
Two years after a year of uncertainty and frustration, noting that the world of art is ready to re-emerge, Contemporary Istanbul President Ali Gureli said: The art market is strong enough to hold two fairs. We see more people interested in contemporary art and more young collectors coming to the fair. “
CI Bloom Highlights
As the world moves towards a new digital space, many disciplines, including art, will follow suit. NFTs have also emerged as a major part of this development in the digital space and soon gained attention in the art world.
NFTs are part of digital content or data linked to a blockchain (or digital ledger) and provide proof of ownership. It can be a photo, video, audio file or music. One of the things you can’t do right now in the art world is to ignore NFTs. Next week’s biggest buzzword is also these digital assets in Istanbul with CI Bloom.
The CI Bloom program in Hyundai Istanbul provides NFTs with a special place throughout the week. Special attention will be paid to NFT art at a two-day event that brings together Turkish and international experts to discuss the potential, risks and future of NFTs. One of the main purposes of CI Bloom is to educate people about digital art and new forms of collection.
While the concept of NFT art is very widespread around the world, more and more galleries are also focusing on NFT projects. Some have developed their own platform. While some enthusiasts are flocking to the NFT industry, these digital assets still represent a brave new world for many dealers accustomed to doing business under the gentlemen’s agreement. The future of NFTs can be uncertain, and the abundance of NFTs in Istanbul over the next few weeks using CI Bloom certainly demonstrates their infusion that the art world can no longer ignore.
Another special event celebrating the NFT is a notable exhibition at the fair. “Digital Horizons: The Current State of New Art” co-curated by the Museum of Contemporary Digital Art (MoCDA) and a group of ha: ar consisting of sculptor Hande Shekelschiller and new media artist Arda Jarkin. So, 14 international collectors. This exhibition aims to show the current state of digital art in the context of NFT collection. This is a technique that has already changed the way artwork is created, presented and curated.
CI Bloom’s participating galleries include Ambidexter, Anna Laudel, Art On Istanbul, art Sümer, Bozlu Art Project, Büro Sarıgedik, CAM Galeri, Dirimart, Ferda Art Platform, Galeri 77, MERKÜR, Galeri Siyah Beyaz, Galerist, Martch Art Project, Öktem Aykut. there is. , Pg Art Gallery, Pi Artworks, Piramid Sanat, Sanatorium, The Pill, Vision Art Platform, x-ist, Zilberman Gallery.
Participating galleries were selected by the CI Bloom Selection Committee, which is made up of key figures in the art world in Istanbul, including Yeşim Turanli from PiArtworks, Adnan Yerebakan from Sanatorium, Moiz Zilberman from Zilberman, Tankut Aykut, and Doğa Öktem from Öktem. Aykut, Suela Cennet from The Pill, Oktay Duran from Art On.