Akbank Sanat

ABOUT AKBANK SANAT BEYOĞLU

In 2019 Akbank Sanat is celebrated its 26th 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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15 APR MON
2

12:30

A Plate of Mondrian (For 6-12 Age)

Akbank Sanat

14:00

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Celal Bayar Üniversitesi

16 APR TUE
5

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

09:00

Vinyasa Yoga

Akbank Sanat

09:30

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

İzmir Ekonomi Üniversitesi

18:30

New Media and Money

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

17 APR WED
4

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

10:30

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi (Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi)

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

CanalKanał

Akbank Sanat

18 APR THU
6

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

09:00

Vinyasa Yoga

Akbank Sanat

14:00

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Ege Üniversitesi

15:00

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Mersin Üniversitesi

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Man of Marble Człowiek z marmuru

Akbank Sanat

19 APR FRI
13

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Everything

Gazi University

11:00

City Everywhere

Gazi University

11:00

Kitty Ai

Gazi University

12:30

Everything

Bilkent University

12:30

City Everywhere

Bilkent University

12:30

Kitty Ai

Bilkent University

14:00

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

İzmir Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü

14:00

Everything

Gazi University

14:00

City Everywhere

Gazi University

14:00

Kitty Ai

Gazi University

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Man of Iron Człowiek z żelaza

Akbank Sanat

20 APR SAT
10

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Printing Workshop for Kids (For 5-8 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Akbank Children's Theatre / Gorilla

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

12:30

Toy Sculpture Workshop (For 7-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

15:00

The Promised LandZiemia Obiecana

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Ersinhan Ersin (Marshmallow Laser Feast)

Akbank Sanat

21 APR SUN
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22 APR MON
2

11:00

Louise Frankenhuis

Akbank Sanat

13:00

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Kocaeli Üniversitesi

23 APR TUE
1

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

24 APR WED
5

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Louise Frankenhuis

Akbank Sanat

14:00

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Sakarya University

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Lorenzo De Finti Quartet“Love Unknown”

Akbank Sanat

25 APR THU
6

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Louise Frankenhuis

Akbank Sanat

12:30

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi

14:00

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Bülent Ecevit Üniversitesi

18:30

“Images and Their States”

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

26 APR FRI
5

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Louise Frankenhuis

Akbank Sanat

14:00

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Kastamonu Üniversitesi

18:30

Andreas .muk. Heider "Motion Tracking and Game Console Applications in Digital Media Installations"

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Kedi Kedi

Akbank Sanat

27 APR SAT
5

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Louise Frankenhuis

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Kandinsky Colour Slices (For 6- 12 Age)

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Akbank Children's Theatre / Gorilla

Akbank Sanat

12:30

A Plate of Mondrian (For 6-12 Age)

Akbank Sanat

28 APR SUN
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29 APR MON
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30 APR TUE
9

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

09:00

Vinyasa Yoga

Akbank Sanat

14:00

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Kayseri Erciyes Üniversitesi

14:30

Everything

Sakarya University

14:30

City Everywhere

Sakarya University

14:30

Kitty Ai

Sakarya University

18:00

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Kayseri Erciyes Üniversitesi

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

20:00

International Jazz Day Concert

Akbank Sanat

01 MAY WED
1

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

02 MAY THU
4

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

10:00

Vinyasa Yoga

Akbank Sanat

12:00

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

03 MAY FRI
4

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

09:30

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Adana Çukurova Üniversitesi

13:30

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Adana Çukurova Üniversitesi

18:30

Ozan Türkkan "Open Source in Digital Media"

Akbank Sanat

04 MAY SAT
10

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Colorful Cups (For 6-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Akbank Children's Theatre / Gorilla

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

13:00

I Am Designing My Own Bag (Ages 6-12 Years Old)

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Mobile Sculptures(Ages 8-12)

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Tai Chi ChuanEce Dündaralp

Akbank Sanat

17:30

Family Mosaic Workshop(Ages 4-12)

Akbank Sanat

05 MAY SUN
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