Contemporary art and Biennial Tours
Contemporary art scene in Turkey, especially Istanbul has been growing since 1980s when the first Istanbul Biennial was held. This fair has since attracted worldwide interest, not only as one of the most prestigious events of its kind, but also as the avant-garde in Istanbul’s contemporary art scene, anticipating the followers. But Istanbul, a designated European Capital of Culture in 2010, has witnessed an explosion in recent years. While the rich cultural diversity of Istanbul is already attracting the ones with an interest in arts, there are now also noteworthy festivals of film, theater, literature, music, design that attract international audiences.