Heterotopia

On Now: “Heterotopia” @ REM Art Space

REM Art Space will host the multi-artist exhibition "Heterotopia", curated by Gizem Yiğen, Özgenur Geris and Teri Altaras, from Thursday 13 April through Wednesday...
Permanent Collections

6 Permanent Istanbul Collections Worth (Re)visiting

What comes to your mind, when you hear the word Istanbul? After living here for almost four years, there are many words and associations which...
Seyahan

In Conversation with Gökhan Bahtışen and Amylin Loglisci, Seyahan Jewelry

I first came to Seyahan Jewelry because my longtime friend, Amylin Loglisci, was exhibiting her exquisite paintings there last year. Each watercolor painting illustrated...

Yabangee Weekend Roundup: Friday 10 – Sunday 13 March

We’ve done our best to compile events we’re aware of. If you think we’ve forgotten one or want to see your event featured, please...
Through the Lens: Street Art Edition

Through the Lens: Street Art Edition

One day while walking through the streets of Kadıköy searching for inspiration, I stumbled upon a magnificent art piece just ahead of me on the...
BLOK Art Space

BLOK art space: Empowering Istanbul’s Contemporary Art Scene

Gallery spaces can too often reflect a highbrow approach to art which can be off-putting to the more casual art enthusiast. This is where BLOK...
3rd istanbul design biennial

3rd Istanbul Design Biennial: An Evening at Galata Greek School

Are we human? That is the main question surrounding the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial which debuted on Saturday 22 October. “The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial...
Patti Smith

For all the barefoot dancers: Patti Smith in Istanbul

“The artist seeks contact with his intuitive sense of the gods, but in order to create his work, he cannot stay in this seductive...
Closet Circuit Drawing Classes

Review: Closet Circuit Drawing Classes

Originally set up as a space for creative sustainability, over the past year, Closet Circuit has hosted a variety of projects including a unique...
Zaza

The Restless Art of Mohammad Zaza

Mohammad Zaza is an accidental convert to the life of a travelling artist. Born in Saudi Arabia to Syrian parents, Zaza moved to Aleppo in 2005...

Giorgio De Chirico: Enigma of the Mysterious and Melancholic

My first year in Art school, l was required to purchase a large hardcover book entitled 'Janson's History of Art’. A formidable tome of...
Sancaklar mosque

City Highlights: Sancaklar Cami

A friend of mine from the Czech Republic once told me her feelings while she visited Istanbul one year ago. She said that it...
theory of obscurity

!f Film Fest Review of Theory of Obscurity: A Film about...

Director: Don Hardy Release date:18 March 2015 Cast: The Residents, Matt Groening, Penn Jilette, Jerry Harrison, Les Claypool. Showing on the first day of the 15th !f...

Banksy Was(n’t) Here

Early last month, The Art of Banksy made its world debut, launching at Global Karaköy, a brand new art space located in the heart of...
Balat, street scene

Walking to Balat: a Photoessay

There is an Istanbul that is unknown to many visitors; it lives beyond the chaos of Sultanahmet and Beyoğlu, hiding in suburban streets and...
arthere

In Conversation with Omar Berakdar of Arthere

Arthere is a gallery and artists’ workspace in the Yeldeğirmeni neighborhood of Kadıköy. After nine months of preparation, it opened in December of last...
elgiz koker detail

The Elgiz Museum: A Mixed Bag of Contemporary Art

While the Elgiz Museum is a bit off the beaten path, it is well worth a visit. Located in Maslak, it showcases the Elgiz...
Banu Uğural

In Conversation with Banu Uğural, Artist and Expert in Upcycling

Just behind Kadar Has University stands a dream house. A creative place where only positive energy is welcome and ideas about how to reuse...
istanbul fashion IMA

Turkey’s Rise on the International Fashion Scene

This week Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul (MBFWI) was set to show why more and more Turkish stylists are inching their way up the ladder...
istanbul biennial trotsky

14th Istanbul Biennial: Büyükada Art Safari

'SALTWATER/TUZLU SU: A Theory on Thought Forms' is the theme for the 14th Istanbul Biennial drafted by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev. In a city deeply saturated...
istanbulite arter

Review: Art Tour with Sena Başöz of istanbulite

By Missy Weimer and Zamira Skalkottas In Istanbul, it can sometimes be hard to view art, but not for lack of content; the city is...
grayson perry pera exhibit floor

Review: Grayson Perry’s “Small Differences” @ Pera Museum

This impressive and satisfying show at the Pera Museum by acclaimed British artist Grayson Perry has everything to love about contemporary art. Grayson Perry's...
mehmet nasuh ortak

In Conversation with Mehmet Nasuh Ortak of MNO Jewelry

Master jeweler Mehmet Nasuh Ortak of MNO Jewelry has been creating custom-made jewelry in gold and silver since 1987. Mr. Ortak has also been...
FLYING roots

In Conversation with FLYING roots, Curatorial Collective and Creators of the...

On March 19, 2015, the MUSEUM OF GARBAGE opened its doors to a crowd of creative thinkers, activists and curious individuals. The space, a...

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