The modern cultural scene in Istanbul attracts people from all over the world, and no trip to this bustling city is complete without a visit to one of its fascinating art locations. We have chosen five of the most incredible modern art galleries in İstanbul.
Garaj tucked away in Beyolu's backstreets is a not-for-profit modern performance art venue that seems reduced down to the bare essentials — all exposed concrete and frigid lighting. In a neighborhood dominated by bars and clubs, Garaj lets loose with events like B-Boy competitions and performances by visiting indie bands.
Arter, which is termed "Space for Art," is not to be trifled with. With only a few shows and set in a nicely refurbished townhouse on the city's most prominent retail thoroughfare, Istiklal Caddesi, it is swiftly establishing itself as an intelligent platform for Turkish art.
The mixer has built a reputation for itself in the Istanbul art scene as the curator of some of the city's most exciting shows. The team's goal is to make modern art accessible to everyone. Thus the place is friendly and approachable despite its cutting-edge credentials. The most important contemporary artists from Turkey are represented here, and the curators are progressively introducing some fascinating names.
Rampa, one of Istanbul's major galleries, promotes the creation and display of unique artworks. The venue is divided into two sections: the first serves as a project room. At the same time, the broad main gallery is an open space that hosts a wide range of exhibitions, from small works of art to great results and installations encompassing various and new mediums.