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 2017 Akbank Sanat is celebrated its 24th 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.

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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13 NOV MON
2

21:00

Howe Gelb Piano Trio

Babylon

21:30

Ximo Tebar Quartet

Nardis

14 NOV TUE
6

ExhibitionBlack Noise

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Jazz at the Tea Time (Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah)

Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

20:30

TRT Jazz Orchestra & Sibel Köse

Caddebostan Culture Center

21:00

Quincy Jones Presents Alfredo Rodríguez Trio

Babylon

21:30

Ximo Tebar Quartet

Nardis

15 NOV WED
5

ExhibitionBlack Noise

Akbank Sanat

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Çağrı Sertel “Instant”

Akbank Sanat

20:30

Emir Ersoy Quartera Feat. Türkü Turan

Caddebostan Culture Center

21:30

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet

Babylon

16 NOV THU
8

ExhibitionBlack Noise

Akbank Sanat

10:00

Jazz in High School Özel Alman Lisesi

Özel Alman Lisesi

13:00

Jazz in High Schools Avusturya Lisesi

Avusturya Lisesi

18:30

Ahmet Ilgaz History of Jazz

Akbank Sanat

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

20:30

Baki Duyarlar Kemenjazz Group

Caddebostan Culture Center

21:00

Evrencan Gündüz Quintet

Moda Stage

21:30

Ala.ni

Babylon

17 NOV FRI
5

ExhibitionBlack Noise

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Ahmet Ilgaz History of Jazz

Akbank Sanat

22:00

Sattas

Moda Stage

22:30

Ephemerals

Babylon

23:59

DJ Nomad (Vulcandance / Africaine 808 / Berlin)

Babylon

18 NOV SAT
11

ExhibitionBlack Noise

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Sarkis / Watercolor in Water Workshop (For 6-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Jazz with Kids: Once Upon a Jazz

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Swing Jazz Workshop / Jazz Tap Dance Workshop (Kadıköy)

Istanbul Lindy Hoppers' Stüdyo Savoy

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Sanat Deliorman & Kaan Bıyıkoğlu Duo

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Çağıl Kaya “şimdilik her şey yolunda”

Akbank Sanat

22:30

Mop Mop Feat. Anthony Joseph

Babylon

23:59

Midnight Sessions: DJ Style-Ist

Babylon

19 NOV SUN
1

10:30

Jazzy Brunch (Tamirane)

Tamirane

20 NOV MON
1

18:00

Jazz on Campus Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi

Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi

21 NOV TUE
4

ExhibitionBlack Noise

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Jazz on Campus İzmir Ege Üniversitesi

İzmir Ege Üniversitesi (Prof. Yusuf Vardar MÖTBE Kültür Merkezi)

18:30

Sakine Çil“Ai Weiwei and Ceramic Art”

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

22 NOV WED
4

ExhibitionBlack Noise

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Jazz on Campus Eskişehir Anadolu Üniversitesi

Eskişehir Anadolu Üniversitesi

18:30

Prof. Dr. Taner DamcıCorpulence in Art

Akbank Sanat

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

23 NOV THU
5

ExhibitionBlack Noise

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Jazz on Campus Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi

Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Ahmet Ilgaz History of Jazz

Akbank Sanat

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

24 NOV FRI
2

ExhibitionBlack Noise

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Ahmet Ilgaz History of Jazz

Akbank Sanat

25 NOV SAT
9

ExhibitionBlack Noise

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Akbank Children's Theatre / Gorilla

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Toy Sculpture Workshop

Akbank Sanat

13:15

Mozaik Heykel Atölyesi (7-14 yaş)

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

15:15

Printing Workshop for Kids (For 5-8 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Family Mosaic Workshop

Akbank Sanat

26 NOV SUN
-
27 NOV MON
-
28 NOV TUE
3

ExhibitionBlack Noise

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Jazz on Campus Çukurova Üniversitesi

Çukurova Üniversitesi (Çukurova Üniversitesi Kongre Merkezi)

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

29 NOV WED
3

ExhibitionBlack Noise

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Jazz on Campus Mersin Üniversitesi

Mersin Üniversitesi (Uğur Oral Kültür Merkezi)

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

30 NOV THU
5

ExhibitionBlack Noise

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Jazz on Campus Kayseri Erciyes Üniversitesi

Kayseri Erciyes Üniversitesi (Sabancı Kültür Sitesi)

18:30

Series on Philosophy: Memory

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Felsefe Seminerleri Dizisi Bellek ve Felsefe

Akbank Sanat

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

01 DEC FRI
2

ExhibitionBlack Noise

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Jazz on Campus Hacettepe Üniversitesi

Hacettepe Üniversitesi (Kültür Merkezi M Salonu)

02 DEC SAT
1

ExhibitionBlack Noise

Akbank Sanat

03 DEC SUN
-

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