ART360ISTANBUL is an online platform which presents Istanbul’s contemporary art scene to the world by offering virtual tours through outstanding local art spaces.
On the basis of professional 360° panoramic photography the remote user is able to visually experience gallery spaces and artworks on display - 24 hours a day. Relevant information on galleries, represented artists, current and past exhibitions complements the imagery. Thus, ART360ISTANBUL is both, a useful information tool on actual art events as well as a valuable archive of contemporary art in Istanbul for future generations.
As an additional and experimental feature it is planned to create a complete virtual gallery space on the website: the ART360VIRTUALGALLERY. Curators, designers and interior architects will get invited to conceive exhibitions with selected artists and artworks for the virtual gallery.
ART360ISTANBUL’s main objective is to increase the visibility of contemporary art from Turkey and to broaden its audience on a national and international level. In view of Istanbul’s growing contemporary art community, ART360ISTANBUL also aims to further strengthen the local gallery network through a common platform, to connect it with other actors of the art world and to promote Istanbul as an exciting and efficient key player on the global contemporary art scene.