Akbank Sanat

ABOUT AKBANK SANAT BEYOĞLU

More than 24 years Akbank Sanat has been involved in many different fields for the development of art in Turkey. So far Akbank Sanat have created an extensive arts and culture program which covers series of works in the field of publishing, music, performing arts and visual arts.

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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14 MAY MON
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19:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Sabancı Üniversitesi (Sinema Salonu)

15 MAY TUE
4

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

14:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Aydın Doğan Oditoryumu (Galatasaray Üniversitesi)

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

19:00

REMIX Conversation Series: ''How I Couldn't Write Some Books?" - Cem İleri (Author, Editor)

Akbank Sanat

16 MAY WED
4

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

14:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Marmara Üniversitesi (Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi Konferans Salonu)

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

A Look at Recent African Cinema Pim-Pim Tché

Akbank Sanat

17 MAY THU
3

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

17:00

14th Akbank Short Film Festival at Universities

Koç Üniversitesi (Öğrenci Merkezi - Salon 328)

19:00

A Look at Recent African Cinema Grey Matter / Matière Grise

Akbank Sanat

18 MAY FRI
5

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Series on Conversation“A Laboratory” Under Scope

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

REMIX Conversation Series:Event and Rebellion in Cinema - Bülent Diken (Sociologist)

Akbank Sanat

20:30

Dance Marathon PerformanceRebirth

Akbank Sanat

19 MAY SAT
3

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

20 MAY SUN
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21 MAY MON
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22 MAY TUE
4

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Cognita Mindfulness Workshop “Knocking on our own door”

Akbank Sanat

19:00

A Look at Recent African Cinema Today / Aujourd'hui

Akbank Sanat

23 MAY WED
3

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

REMIX Conversation Series:Bringing and Reassembling: Independent and Joint Structure in Printed Material - Umut Altıntaş (Graphic Designer)

Akbank Sanat

24 MAY THU
3

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Seminar Series on Philosophy Memory and Visual Arts

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

25 MAY FRI
5

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

10:00

Museum Studies Seminars Session 1: Designing the Museum Experience

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Museum Studies Seminars Session 2: Museums which Create Value: Marketing Strategies

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Museum Studies Seminars Session 3: Open Museums: Participatory Approaches

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

26 MAY SAT
6

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

10:00

Museum Seminar Studies Session 4: Being a Museum in Social Media

Akbank Sanat

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Museum Studies Seminars Session 5: Communication in Museums Related Trainings and Their Professional Development

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

27 MAY SUN
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28 MAY MON
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29 MAY TUE
3

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

19:00

A Look at Recent African Cinema As I Open My Eyes / À Peine J'ouvre Les Yeux

Akbank Sanat

30 MAY WED
2

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

31 MAY THU
2

Exhibition Remix

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

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