Fill in the Plant

On Now: “Fill in the Plant” @ x-ist

x-ist will host the solo exhibition "Fill in the Plant" of Burcu Perçin from Thursday 20 April through Saturday 20 May. From the organizer: Burcu Perçin's...

On Now: “SONGE” @ Cep Gallery

Cep Gallery will host the first solo exhibition of Takayoshi Sakabe in Turkey, "SONGE", from Thursday 20 April through Monday 15 May. From the organizer: Entitled "...
Introspective

On Now: “Introspective” @ GaleriBu

GaleriBu will host the solo exhibition "Introspective" of artist Eda Emirdağ through Sunday 30 April. The exhibition is curated by İpek Yeğinsü. From the organizer: As...
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...
Cappadox Festival

Coming Soon: Cappadox 2017 – Ways Out From The World

This year's Cappadox Festival looks to be the best yet, revolving around the theme of "Ways Out From The World", and set in stunning...
Parastou Forouhar, Written Room, 2016, installation view, Pi Artworks London

On Now: “Written Room” @ Pi Artworks Istanbul

Pi Artworks Istanbul will host the installation "Written Room" of Parastou Forouhar from Saturday 18 March through Wednesday 10 May. From the organizer: Pi Artworks Istanbul...
Istif

On Now: “Istif” @ Art On Istanbul

Art On Istanbul will host the solo exhibition "Istif" from artist Mithat Şen at their new Tepebaşı location from Saturday 18 March through Sunday...
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...
cold front from the balkans

On Now: “Cold Front from the Balkans” @ Pera Museum

Pera Museum will host their international multi-artist "Cold Front from the Balkans", curated by Ali Akay and Alenka Gregorič, from Thursday 10 November through...
wanderer on the sea of light

On Now: “Wanderer on the Sea of Light” @ Pera Museum

Pera Museum will host "Wanderer on the Sea of Light", curated by Lucienne Del’Furia and Frédéric Hitzel, and featuring the work of 19th century...
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...

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