Akbank Sanat

ABOUT AKBANK SANAT BEYOĞLU

In 2018 Akbank Sanat is celebrated its 25th 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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03 DEC MON
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04 DEC TUE
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Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

20:30

Mut

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05 DEC WED
3

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

20:00

3MA: Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi, Rajery

Akbank Sanat

06 DEC THU
6

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Silent Cinema In Digital Technology Age

Akbank Sanat

13:00

The Abc of Love + The Film Primadonna

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Views From Ottoman Empire 1Albert Samama Chickly

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Daredevils

Akbank Sanat

07 DEC FRI
6

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Silent Cinema and MeditationThe Abyss

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Views From Ottoman Empire 2A Narrow Escape

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Views From Ottoman Empire 3

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Filibus

Akbank Sanat

08 DEC SAT
14

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Children’s Session: Charley Bowers Collection

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Colorful Cups (For 6-14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Buster Keaton And Charlie Chaplin Shorts

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

13:00

I Am Designing My Own Bag (Ages 6 - 14 Years Old)

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Mosaic Sculpture Workshop (For 5-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Selection Of French Avant-Garde Films

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Tai Chi ChuanEce Dündar Alp

Akbank Sanat

17:15

Family Mosaic Workshop

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Man With A Movie Camera

Akbank Sanat

09 DEC SUN
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10 DEC MON
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11 DEC TUE
3

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

10:30

Audition Korhan Başaran - Company RAu / Audition

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

12 DEC WED
5

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

10:30

Audition Korhan Başaran - Company RAu / Audition

Akbank Sanat

14:00

Audition Korhan Başaran - Company RAu / Audition

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Migration: I'll Cease to Exist If I Forget

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

13 DEC THU
4

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

10:30

Audition Korhan Başaran - Company RAu / Audition

Akbank Sanat

14:00

Audition Korhan Başaran - Company RAu / Audition

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

14 DEC FRI
3

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Medical Technology and the Reproduction of Bodily Normality

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

15 DEC SAT
11

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

11:00

A Plate of Mondrian (For 6-12 Age)

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Akbank Children's Theatre / Gorilla

Akbank Sanat

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

12:30

Kandinsky Colour Slices (For 6- 12 Age)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Mini Mosaics Workshop (For 7 – 12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Tai Chi ChuanEce Dündar Alp

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Toy Sculpture Workshop (For 7-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

16 DEC SUN
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17 DEC MON
2

11:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

18 DEC TUE
4

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

19 DEC WED
4

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

20 DEC THU
5

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

18:30

“Where are the Women in the Writing of Art History?”

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

21 DEC FRI
4

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

22 DEC SAT
11

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Colorful Cups (For 6-14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Akbank Children's Theatre / Gorilla

Akbank Sanat

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

13:00

I Am Designing My Own Bag (Ages 6 - 14 Years Old)

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Mobile Sculptures

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Tai Chi ChuanEce Dündar Alp

Akbank Sanat

17:15

Linoleum Printing Workshop (For 9 – 14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

23 DEC SUN
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