A New Art Venue in Istanbul: Anna Laudel Contemporary

Özge Terece February 2017

FOUNDED BY ANNA LAUDEL, A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSWOMAN FROM DÜSSELDORF, ON BAĞDAT STREET IN 2012, ART350 GALLERY MOVED TO ITS NEW BUILDING IN KARAKÖY AND WAS REOPENED AS ANNA LAUDEL CONTEMPORARY.

Established to gather local and foreign contemporary artists and to offer a more extensive support for their work, Anna Laudel Contemporary welcomed art enthusiasts at its new building on Bankalar Street, Karaköy.

Directed by Ferhat Yeter, born in Berlin, the gallery’s new historic building in Karaköy serves as a five-story venue where art lovers can get together to exchange ideas, artists can collaborate on new projects and organize exhibitions as well as other events.

Anna Laudel Contemporary also hosts Art Shop which comprises various exhibitions as well as reproductions by artists, and the Artist in Residency program that aims to support international artists. Moreover, the famous jewelry design brand from Denmark Monies has its extraordinary collections hosted inside the gallery at the brand’s only branch in Turkey.

The gallery aims to support contemporary artists from Turkey and around the world, to be one of the prominent art centers in Istanbul with its prolific exhibition and event programs, and to represent artists from Turkey on an international scale.

 

The gallery’s first exhibition When Did We Stop Playing? opened on December 15. Curated by Isabel Bernheimer, the exhibition is held in collaboration with the Berlin-based Bernheimer Gallery. Among the artists included in the exhibition are Alexander Deubl, Daniele Sigalot and Fabio La Fauci, Felix Höfner, Jan Kuck, Johannes Vetter, Ludovic Thiriez, Milana Schoeller, Péter Alasztics, Sebastian Klug, and Swaantje Güntzel. When Did We Stop Playing? is the first exhibition in Turkey curated by Isabel Bernheimer, who founded the Bernheimer Gallery in 2014 to support contemporary art and artists in the field, and who has partaken in prominent art projects since her youth.