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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02 DEC MON
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03 DEC TUE
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Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

04 DEC WED
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Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

05 DEC THU
5

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

13:00

People With No Tomorrow

Akbank Sanat

16:00

The Undesirable

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Beyond the Bolex

Akbank Sanat

06 DEC FRI
7

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Introduction to exhibition planning, Curatorial Strategies 2

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Talk: Restoration and Access of the Film Heritage

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Hans Richter: The Avantgarde Music of Cinema

Akbank Sanat

16:00

The Views from the Ottoman Empire & Tamilla

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Man of Gold

Akbank Sanat

07 DEC SAT
10

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Masterclass: Daan van den Hurk

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Colorful Cups (For 6-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

12:45

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

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children (For 4-6 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Comedy Selections

Akbank Sanat

14:00

Toy Sculpture Workshop (For 7-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Research and Determining of Curatorial Concept

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Woman With A Camera: Ella Bergmann-Michel

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Serge Bromberg’s Retour de Flamme

Akbank Sanat

08 DEC SUN
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09 DEC MON
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10 DEC TUE
3

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

20:00

ISTANBUL’DAN “Yola Çıktık” Album Launch Concert

Akbank Sanat

11 DEC WED
3

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Science, Technology, Society Talks – 4

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

12 DEC THU
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Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Crises of Legitimacy and a Discursive Philosopher: Habermas

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

13 DEC FRI
4

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Independent Spaces and Biennials: Projecting and Implementation

Open Dıalogue Istanbul

18:30

Günümüz Sanatı Koleksiyonerliği ve Kürasyonu

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

14 DEC SAT
3

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children (For 4-6 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Collections, Archives, and Their Users

Akbank Sanat

15 DEC SUN
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17 DEC TUE
2

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

18 DEC WED
3

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Passion and Jealousy Carmen

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19 DEC THU
2

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

20 DEC FRI
2

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

21 DEC SAT
5

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children (For 4-6 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Mosaic Sculpture Workshop (For 5-10 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

14:15

Family Mosaic Workshop(Ages 4-12)

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Art Management

Akbank Sanat

22 DEC SUN
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