Akbank Sanat

ABOUT AKBANK SANAT BEYOĞLU

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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14 JAN MON
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15 JAN TUE
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Aerial Dance

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19:00

A Good Wife / Dobra Zena

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16 JAN WED
2

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

20:00

NES

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17 JAN THU
3

18:30

Manves City and Latife Tekin by Psychoanalytic Literary Theory

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

18:30

11th Akbank Short Film Festival

Talks

Akbank Sanat

18 JAN FRI
2

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Bandits in Search of A Mum / Banditi Potrazi Za Mamom

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19 JAN SAT
10

11:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

11:00

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

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Akbank Children's Theatre / Gorilla

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Colorful Cups (For 6-14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Sculpture Hands & Arms(For 9-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Tai Chi ChuanEce Dündaralp

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Upcycle Sculpture Activity (For 7 - 12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

20 JAN SUN
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21 JAN MON
1

11:00

Elena Valls

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22 JAN TUE
2

11:00

Elena Valls

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18:30

Aerial Dance

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23 JAN WED
4

Exhibition Faces and Places

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Elena Valls

Akbank Sanat

18:30

New Media, Human and Society

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

24 JAN THU
7

Exhibition Faces and Places

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Elena Valls

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Mosaic Sculpture Workshop (For 5-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Toy Sculpture Workshop (For 7-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Manves City and Latife Tekin by Psychoanalytic Literary Theory

Akbank Sanat

18:30

“Representation of Women in Contemporary Art”

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

25 JAN FRI
6

Exhibition Faces and Places

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Elena Valls

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Mini Mosaics Workshop (For 7 – 12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Printing Workshop for Kids (For 5-8 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Requiem for Ms. J / Rekvijemza Gospodju J

Akbank Sanat

26 JAN SAT
11

Exhibition Faces and Places

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

11:00

A Plate of Mondrian (For 6-12 Age)

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Akbank Children's Theatre / Gorilla

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

12:30

Kandinsky Colour Slices (For 6- 12 Age)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Mobile Sculptures

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Tai Chi ChuanEce Dündaralp

Akbank Sanat

17:15

Linoleum Printing Workshop (For 9 – 14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

27 JAN SUN
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28 JAN MON
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29 JAN TUE
3

Exhibition Faces and Places

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18:30

Aerial Dance

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19:00

Train Driver’s Diary / Dnevnik Masinovodje

Akbank Sanat

30 JAN WED
4

Exhibition Faces and Places

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

We Will Be World Champions / Bićemo Prvaci Sveta

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Company RAu - Untitled II

Akbank Sanat

31 JAN THU
6

Exhibition Faces and Places

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Upcycle Sculpture Activity (For 7 - 12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Sculpture Hands & Arms(For 9-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

18:30

“The Return of the Image: Jacques Rancière’s Thoughts on the Future of the Image”

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Company RAu - Untitled II

Akbank Sanat

01 FEB FRI
1

Exhibition Faces and Places

Akbank Sanat

02 FEB SAT
11

Exhibition Faces and Places

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Kandinsky Colour Slices (For 6- 12 Age)

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Akbank Children's Theatre / Gorilla

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

12:30

A Plate of Mondrian (For 6-12 Age)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Tai Chi ChuanEce Dündaralp

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Printing Workshop for Kids (For 5-8 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

17:15

Mobile Sculptures

Akbank Sanat

03 FEB SUN
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