Akbank Sanat

ABOUT AKBANK SANAT BEYOĞLU

More than 24 years Akbank Sanat has been involved in many different fields for the development of art in Turkey. So far Akbank Sanat have created an extensive arts and culture program which covers series of works in the field of publishing, music, performing arts and visual arts.

In 2018 Akbank Sanat is celebrated its 25th year. The Center is supporting the development of contemporary arts in Turkey and hosting many international projects in different artistic fields, giving special attention to empowering young artists by creating opportunities for their artistic development.

Akbank Sanat with the mission of being "the place where change never ends", organizing more than 700 events throughout the year and hosts a wide range of events such as exhibitions, modern dance performances, classical music recitals, jazz concerts, panel discussions, children's workshops, film screenings and theatrical performances.

Akbank Sanat which is located on Istiklal Avenue, at the heartland of Istanbul, composed of six floors.

Entrance Floor and First Floor - Contemporary Art Gallery:

Hosted 200 exhibitions since 1993, the Contemporary Art Gallery is showcasing various projects throughout the year. Within the context of gallery’s exhibition program; Akbank Sanat organizes exhibitions of world renowned artists and hosts "Akbank Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition" in order to support emerging artists.

The Second Floor - Multi-purpose Hall:

125-people capacity Hall have hosted hundreds of concerts so far. Mini festivals and concerts such as "Piano Days", "Guitar Days" and "Jazz Days" are organized in the Multi-purpose Hall.

In addition to music events, the Hall showcases Akbank Short Film Festival's screenings; plays performed by Akbank Children's Theatre; and various discussion panels, Master classes and talks.

The Third Floor - The Contemporary Art Studio:

The studio works to support contemporary art's theoretical and practical fields and to create a thought platform relating to contemporary art. Thematic workshops on cinema, photography, philosophy, art history, literature, contemporary art and events like talks and discussion panels with the participation of the writers, poets, directors and critics are organized in The Contemporary Art Studio.

The Studio hosts workshops for children organized by expert trainers such as; "Toy Sculpture", "Watercolor in the Water", creative drama, and linoleum printing which are contributing to the artistic development of the children.

The third floor is used also as a Serigraph / Lithography Studio.

The Fourth Floor -  Library and Café

Established to offer visionary works across all artistic areas within the framework of “contemporary art” and serve as the best supporter of contemporary art in Turkey, Akbank Art Library features the works published by Akbank Sanat Publications and encompasses a wide range of other publications including modern art, art history, cinema, photography, painting, architecture, music, psychoanalysis, sociology, philosophy, etc. The library of Akbank Sanat is open between 2 PM and 7 PM everyday (except for Sundays and Mondays), serving as a reference resource with its ever-growing list of new publications and also café is open between 10.30 AM and 7.30 PM everyday (except for Sundays and Mondays).

Akbank Sanat Library open from Tuesday to Saturday between 14:00 and 19:00.

The Sixth Floor - The Dance Studio:

Open rehearsals, workshops coordinated by guest choreographers, dance classes for adults and children, technical lectures given by local / international trainers are organized at the Dance Studio. 

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16 APR MON
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13:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Kocaeli Üniversitesi (İletişim Fakültesi 3 Mayıs Amfisi)

17 APR TUE
3

14:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Ege University Communication Faculty

14:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Fırat Üniversitesi (İletişim Fakültesi Radyo TV Sinema Bölümü Amfi-2)

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

18 APR WED
6

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

14:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

İzmir Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü (İYTE Gösteri Merkezi)

14:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Batman Üniversitesi (Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi - F - 5)

17:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

İzmir Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü (İYTE Gösteri Merkezi)

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Social Inclusion Band

Akbank Sanat

19 APR THU
5

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

13:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Mersin Üniversitesi (Uğur Oral Kültür Merkezi)

13:30

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi (Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi)

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

REMIX Conversation SeriesRemix-Reset-Resound: Musical Recycle Bin

Akbank Sanat

20 APR FRI
4

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

10:30

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

İzmir Ekonomi Üniversitesi

18:30

Architecture Seminar SeriesArt and Architecture, as a Medium of Mutual Representation

Akbank Sanat

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

21 APR SAT
10

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

11:00

I Am a Work of Art (Ages 6-14)

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Akbank Children's Theatre / Gorilla

Akbank Sanat

12:30

Geometric Art (Ages 6-12)

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Series on ConversationSocial Media Abyss

Akbank Sanat

15:30

The Constituent of Art: Play

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Mosaic Sculpture Workshop (For 7-14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

22 APR SUN
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23 APR MON
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24 APR TUE
7

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

10:30

Toy Sculpture Workshop

Akbank Sanat

12:30

Mini Mosaics Workshop (For 7 – 14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

14:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Kastamonu University (Ahmet Yesevi Konferans Salonu)

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Cognita Mindfulness Workshop “The power of empathy”

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Why Me? / De Ce Eu?

Akbank Sanat

25 APR WED
4

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

14:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Akbank Sanat 25th Year ConcertsDavid Helbock Trio

Akbank Sanat

26 APR THU
8

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

09:30

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Çukurova Üniversitesi (İletişim Fakültesi Konferans Salonu)

12:30

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi (Şükran-Rauf Nasuhoğlu Kültür Merkezi Yeşil Salon)

13:30

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Çukurova Üniversitesi (İletişim Fakültesi Konferans Salonu)

14:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Bülent Ecevit Üniversitesi (Sezai Karakoç Kültür Merkezi)

18:30

Short Film Workshop

Akbank Sanat

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Of Snails and Men / Despre Oameni Si Melci

Akbank Sanat

27 APR FRI
8

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

09:30

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Çukurova Üniversitesi (İletişim Fakültesi Konferans Salonu)

13:30

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Çukurova Üniversitesi (İletişim Fakültesi Konferans Salonu)

14:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Van Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi

15:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Üsküdar Üniversitesi (Nermin Tarhan Konferans Salonu)

18:30

Short Film Workshop

Akbank Sanat

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

REMIX Konuşma Dizisi Creative Recurrence in Contemporary Architecture

Akbank Sanat

28 APR SAT
9

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

11:00

I Am a Work of Art (Ages 6-14)

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Akbank Children's Theatre / Gorilla

Akbank Sanat

12:30

Geometric Art (Ages 6-12)

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Mini Mosaics Workshop (For 7 – 14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Sculpture Hands & Arms(For 9-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

29 APR SUN
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30 APR MON
1

16:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi (Mithat Alam Film Merkezi)

01 MAY TUE
1

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

02 MAY WED
5

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

12:30

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi (Önder Öztunalı Konferans Salonu)

13:30

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Kayseri Erciyes Üniversitesi (Süleyman Çetinsaya İletişim Fakültesi Nurcan Çetinsaya Konferans Salonu)

17:30

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Kayseri Erciyes Üniversitesi (Süleyman Çetinsaya İletişim Fakültesi Nurcan Çetinsaya Konferans Salonu)

19:00

REMIX Conversation SeriesArt Remixes and Self-Service

Akbank Sanat

03 MAY THU
2

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

12:30

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Özyeğin Üniversitesi

04 MAY FRI
2

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

13:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Beykent Üniversitesi (Ayazağa Yerleşkesi Konferans Salonu)

05 MAY SAT
7

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Colorful Cups (For 6-14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Akbank Children's Theatre / Gorilla

Akbank Sanat

13:00

I Am Designing My Own Bag (Ages 6 - 14 Years Old)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

A Look at Recent African Cinema Lumumba

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Mini Mosaics Workshop (For 7 – 14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Toy Sculpture Workshop

Akbank Sanat

06 MAY SUN
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