Installation view of “When Did We Stop Playing?”

Istanbul’s ART350 Gallery Announces New Name and Location

Istanbul’s ART350 Gallery, founded by German dealer Anna Laudel in 2012, has been rebranded as Anna Laudel Contemporary and has opened its new five-story venue on Bankalar Street in the old finance district Karaköy.

Laudel said, “We see the gallery as a bridge through which to stay connected with the international art world, to support art production, and to show the outcome by displaying great art. I wanted the gallery’s artists to exhibit in a larger space and organize events where people could meet, exchange ideas, and stay in touch with the international art scene. That’s also why we changed our name to Anna Laudel Contemporary because a new space and a new name will create a new identity that presents our aim as a gallery, it is like a sign of a new concept and a bigger project.”

The gallery will also host an artist-in-residency program, an art shop where visitors can purchase prints, photographs, and art journals, and a jewelry store, which is the first location for the luxury Danish brand Moines. Director Ferhat Yeter will develop programming for the space, including workshops, talks, and interdisciplinary readings.

Curated by Isabel Bernheimer of Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin, the group show “When Did We Stop Playing?” will inaugurate the space. The exhibition features works by Peter Alasztics, Alexander Deubl, Felix Höfner, Sebastian Klug, Milana Schoeller, Ludovic Thiriez, and Johannes Vetter, among others.