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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06 NOV TUE
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Aerial Dance

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A Taxi Driver

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07 NOV WED
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18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

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Little Forest

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08 NOV THU
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Benares Vaadleri

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Dance Classes for Adult

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19:00

IFSAK 25th Istanbul Photography Days

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09 NOV FRI
3

18:30

Benares Vaadleri

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18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

IFSAK 25th Istanbul Photography Days

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10 NOV SAT
11

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Colorful Cups (For 6-14 Ages)

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11:30

Akbank Children's Theatre / Gorilla

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Creative Dance Courses for Children

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13:00

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

13:00

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

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14:30

Aerial Dance

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15:30

Sculpture Hands & Arms(For 9-12 Ages)

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17:00

Mobile Sculptures

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17:00

Tai Chi ChuanEce Dündar Alp

Akbank Sanat

19:00

IFSAK 25th Istanbul Photography Days

Akbank Sanat

11 NOV SUN
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12 NOV MON
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18:00

Jazz on Campus Edirne Trakya University

Edirne Trakya Üniversitesi

13 NOV TUE
3

18:00

Jazz on CampusÇanakkale 18 Mart University

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

19:00

The Witch: Part 1:The Subversion

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14 NOV WED
3

18:00

Neuroscience: Love and Artificial Intelligence

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18:00

Jazz on Campusİzmir Ege University

İzmir Ege Üniversitesi

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

15 NOV THU
4

18:00

Jazz on CampusMuğla Sıtkı Koçman University

Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi

18:30

Benares Vaadleri

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Last Child

Akbank Sanat

16 NOV FRI
2

18:30

Benares Vaadleri

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18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

17 NOV SAT
3

11:00

Mini Mosaics Workshop (For 7 – 12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

12:45

Toy Sculpture Workshop (For 7-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

19:00

IFSAK 25th Istanbul Photography Days

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18 NOV SUN
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19 NOV MON
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18:00

Jazz on CampusEskişehir Anadolu University

Anadolu Üniversitesi

20 NOV TUE
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Jazz on CampusMiddle East Technical University

Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Song Hachul Quartet

Akbank Sanat

21 NOV WED
3

18:00

Kampüste Caz Kayseri Erciyes Üniversitesi

Kayseri Erciyes Üniversitesi

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Dongju: Portrait of A Poet

Akbank Sanat

22 NOV THU
3

18:00

Jazz on CampusMersin University

Mersin Üniversitesi

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“The Relationship between the Writing of Art History and the Nation-State”-Doç. Dr. Zeynep Yasa Yaman

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18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

23 NOV FRI
3

09:30

1st National Symposium of Cinema and Philosophy

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Jazz on CampusAdana Çukurova University

Adana Çukurova Üniversitesi

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

24 NOV SAT
6

09:30

1st National Symposium of Cinema and Philosophy

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Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Tai Chi ChuanEce Dündar Alp

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25 NOV SUN
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09:30

1st National Symposium of Cinema and Philosophy

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