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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07 OCT MON
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08 OCT TUE
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Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

09 OCT WED
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Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

10 OCT THU
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Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

11 OCT FRI
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Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

12 OCT SAT
3

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Designing Toys Out Of Trash (Ages 6 to 12)

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Linoleum Printing Workshop (For 9 – 14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

13 OCT SUN
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14 OCT MON
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15 OCT TUE
2

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

19:00

The World As It Is

Akbank Sanat

16 OCT WED
1

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

17 OCT THU
6

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

10:30

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

Özel Şişli Terakki Lisesi

14:30

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

Özel Enka High School

18:00

Jazz TimeJazz Cuisine

The Badau Yeldeğirmeni

20:00

NES

Summart Art Center

21:30

Vaudou Game

Babylon

18 OCT FRI
6

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

10:00

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

Saint Benoit High School

13:30

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

Galatasaray High School

19:00

Yonathan Avishai Trio

Akbank Sanat

21:30

Alfa Mist

Babylon

23:00

B'r Şeyler Eks'k

Bova

19 OCT SAT
12

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Colorful Cups at the 29th Akbank Jazz Festival (For 6-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

14:00

Child Jazz

Tamirane Akasya

15:00

I Am Designing My Own Bag with 29th Akbank Jazz Festival (Ages 6-12 Years Old)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Why Jazz?

Soho House

16:00

Jazz In The Living RoomBarry Good

Zuhal Konsept Akasya

16:30

Sculpture Hands & Arms(For 9-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Family Mosaic Workshop(Ages 4-12)

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Jazz Time - Jazz In The EveningGizem Gündoğdu & Baturay Yarkın Duo

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Mats Eilertsen Trio

Akbank Sanat

21:30

Mehmet Uluğ Gecesi: I.M.C. Trio

Babylon

21:30

Cazzip Project

The Badau Akasya

20 OCT SUN
5

10:30

Jazz TimeJazzy Brunch

Bizim Tepe, Tepe Majeur

12:00

Guitar Workshop with Cem Tuncer

Akbank Sanat

14:00

Saxophone Workshop with Serhan Erkol

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Drums Workshop with Can Kozlu

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Jazz In The Living RoomStandards & Selen Beytekin

Avusturya Başkonsolosluğu Rezidansı

21 OCT MON
3

11:00

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

Kadıköy Anadolu High School

15:45

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

İstanbul Amerikan Robert High School

20:30

The James Carter Organ Trio

Zorlu PSM, Turkcell Platinum Sahnesi

22 OCT TUE
5

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

10:00

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

Özel Alman Lisesi

13:00

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

Avusturya Lisesi

15:00

ECM Records & The History Of European Jazz

Sofa Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection

20:30

Jakob Bro Trio feat. Joey Baron & Thomas Morgan

Zorlu PSM, Turkcell Platinum Sahnesi

23 OCT WED
6

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

10:00

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

Hisar School

14:00

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

İstanbul Erkek High School

19:00

Social Inclusion Band

Akbank Sanat

20:30

Charles Lloyd Sky Trio, Featuring Gerald Clayton & Marvin Sewell

Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall

21:30

Sarah McCoy

Babylon

24 OCT THU
4

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Kerem Türkaydın “Candid Music”

Akbank Sanat

21:00

Bugge Wesseltoft & Erkan Oğur & Friends

Moda Stage

21:30

Louis Sclavis Quartet 'Characters on a Wall'

Babylon

25 OCT FRI
5

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Pecovic & Kanacki Guitar Duo

Akbank Sanat

20:30

Kerem Görsev Trio

Caddebostan Culture Center

21:30

Maisha

Babylon

22:30

Bebop Project

Nardis

26 OCT SAT
9

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

15:00

İstanbul Lindy Hoppers: Swing Kids

Kıyı Feriye

16:00

Istanbul Lindy Hoppers: Lındy Hop Dance Workshop

Kıyı Feriye

17:00

Istanbul Lindy Hoppers: Solo Jazz Dance Workshop

Kıyı Feriye

18:00

Memory Holes

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Jazz Time - Jazz In The EveningGizem Gündoğdu & Baturay Yarkın Duo

Cafe diye Feriye

20:30

Zuhal Olcay feat. Güvenç Dağüstün

Caddebostan Culture Center

21:00

Jazz In The Living RoomJazz Open Mic

Tamirane Akasya

21:30

KOKOROKO

Babylon

27 OCT SUN
8

09:00

Jazz TimeCazlı Brunch

Feriye Lokantası

12:00

Piano Workshop with Ercüment Orkut

Akbank Sanat

14:00

Fretless Guitar Workshop with Cenk Erdoğan

Akbank Sanat

14:00

Istanbul Lindy Hoppers: Lındy Hop Dance Workshop

Kıyı Feriye

15:00

Jazz In The Cinema

Soho House

15:00

Istanbul Lindy Hoppers: Kids & Parents Dance Workshop

Kıyı Feriye

16:00

Double Bass Workshop with Kağan Yıldız

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Istanbul Lindy Hoppers: Jazz Tap Dance Workshop

Kıyı Feriye

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