Akbank Sanat

ABOUT AKBANK SANAT BEYOĞLU

Akbank Sanat was founded in 1993. 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, concerts, panel discussions, children's workshops and film screenings.

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. 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", 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
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18:00

Seminar The Current Situation in Arts Management

Online Platform – Zoom

16 APR TUE
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17 APR WED
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18 APR THU
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19 APR FRI
1

18:00

Conversation From Traditional to Gaming: The Concept of Play in Murat Palta's Art

Akbank Sanat

20 APR SAT
6

11:30

Kid What Am I Going To Be?

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Kid Colors and Dreams Workshop: T-shirt Painting (Ages 7 to 11)

Akbank Sanat

13:30

Kid Colors and Dreams Workshop: Mug Painting (Ages 6 to 10)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Kid Patterns and Repetitions Workshop: Op Art (Ages 9 to 14)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Workshop On Stage and On Camera Acting with Selçuk Yöntem

Akbank Sanat

16:30

Kid Postcard Workshop with Recycled Paper (8 - 13 ages)

Akbank Sanat

21 APR SUN
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22 APR MON
1

20:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

23 APR TUE
1

20:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

24 APR WED
3

16:30

Workshop Objects, Needs and Tricks (Workshop for Adults)

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Seminar Anxiety

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

25 APR THU
4

18:00

Seminar The Museum Project: The Collaboration Between the Architect- Curator And Exhibition Designer

Online Platform – Zoom

18:30

Seminar Crisis of Recognition: Pathologies of Emotional Capitalism

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Conversation Touches of Jazz in the Electronic World

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

26 APR FRI
1

18:00

Seminar Ra Atlas: Yeni Bir Başlangıç

Akbank Sanat

27 APR SAT
8

11:30

Kid What Am I Going To Be?

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Kid Art Balances: Geometric Patterns (Ages 5-8)

Akbank Sanat

13:30

Kid Art Reflects: Colorful Emotions (Ages 7-12)

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Film International Dance Films Selection (14:30 - 16:00 Session)

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Kid Art Shines: Lights and Shadows (Ages 7-12)

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Kid Art Drifts: Chasing Traces (Ages 7-12)

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Film International Dance Films Selection (17:00 - 18:30 Session)

Akbank Sanat

19:30

Film International Dance Films Selection (19:30 - 21:00 Session)

Akbank Sanat

28 APR SUN
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29 APR MON
1

20:30

Dance Scene of Anxieties

Alan Kadıköy

30 APR TUE
1

18:00

Seminar I am Playing, Therefore I Exist!: Aesthetics and Rhetoric in Games

Akbank Sanat

01 MAY WED
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02 MAY THU
1

18:00

Conversation Art Direction in Independent Games

Akbank Sanat

03 MAY FRI
1

18:00

Workshop Drawing From Your Identity to Create Unique Games: A Round Trip Through Concept Generation

Akbank Sanat

04 MAY SAT
1

15:00

Workshop Playing with Illustration

Akbank Sanat

05 MAY SUN
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