ISEA2011 Istanbul Art Market and International Networking Event

July 06, 2011 - Istanbul

ISEA2011 Istanbul Art Market and International Networking Event

Sponsored by Istanbul Sehir Hatlari AS and in collaboration with Elektra

ISEA2011 Istanbul will be sponsored in part by Sehir Hatlari, the famous and much loved sea transportation company in Istanbul that carries millions of people every day across the Bosphorus between the Asian and European sides.

Sehir Hatlari will provide ISEA2011 Istanbul with a ferry boat that for two days, Wednesday September 14th (5pm to 8pm) and Monday September 19th (8:30pm to 11:30pm), will cruise the Bosphorus with hundreds of ISEA2011 participants. 

The networking part of the event, that will allow ISEA 2011 participants to mingle and network with artists, curators, academics and operators in the area of the creative industries, is organized by Alain Thibault of Elektra, Montreal, together with Lanfranco Aceti, the ISEA2011 Istanbul Artistic Director and Conference Chair.

“It is a great opportunity working with Sehir Hatlari and with Alain Thibault from Elektra. Alain’s approach to the art fair is efficient, structured and focused, allowing people to make contacts and develop projects together. This is the reason why we wanted to work together with him and his team that has over 15 years of experience in the sector,” says Aceti.

On the boat, selected international presenters will be able to show their recent work and projects and seek/develop partnerships with art dealers, curators and sponsors.

“It is a also a great chance for young artists and people interested in the industry to network and have feedback on their activities and portfolios,” explained Aceti. “With the ISEA Ticket at 18 euros per person it is possible not only to attend the conference but also to participate in the two boat events. For this reason the ticket is very popular in that it ensures that young artists are involved as well.”