fiction machines

(Ends Oct 22) “Fiction Machines” @ Bozlu Art Project

Bozlu Art Project Nişantaşı will host the solo exhibition "Fiction Machines" of artist Server Demirtaş through Sunday 22 October. From the organizer: Bozlu Art Project presents...
Serge MIENANDI

(Ends 30 Nov) Serge Mienandi Artwork @ Le Cuistot Studio

Le Cuistot Studio, a Belgian owned catering business, and African art promoters KELEN, will host the artwork of Congolese artist Serge Mienandi in a...
Identity: The Sheltered Place

(Ends Nov 18) “Identity: The Sheltered Place” @ Endless Art Taksim

Endless Art Taksim will open their doors this season with the group project "Identity: The Sheltered Place" from Wednesday 20 September through Saturday 18...
yellow punctum

(Sep 8 – Nov 11) “yellow punctum” @ riverrun

riverrun will host the Sarkis "yellow punctum" exhibition, part of a Bunker Exhibition series, from Friday 8 September through Saturday 11 November. The opening...
manipulative

(Sep 9 – Oct 28) “Manipulative” @ Lastik

Lastik, in collaboration with The Empire Project and İşbirliğiyle, will host the group exhibition "Manipulative" from Saturday 9 September through Saturday 28 October. Curated...
Commissioners' Exhibition

(Sep 13 – Nov 26) “Commissioners’ Exhibition” @ SALT Galata

SALT Galata will explore the relationships between commissioners and architects in "Commissioners' Exhibition" from Wednesday 13 September through Sunday 26 November. From the organizer: Kemal Kurdaş...
Past Meets Present

(Sep 7 – Oct 20) “Past meets Present” @ Anna Laudel...

Anna Laudel Contemporary will host the group exhibition "Past meets Present", curated by Huma Kabakcı and Mine Küçük, from Thursday 7 September through Friday...

Live Music in Istanbul: 12 of the City’s Best Venues

There's nothing like a great concert, especially when life is stressful. The catharsis of listening to a live band and perhaps even dancing has...
Carian Project

Ancient Love Affair: Carian Project, a Self-Initiated Artist Residency

After moving from Istanbul to the small village of Turunç in southwest Turkey’s Muğla region, I finally had the time and energy to explore...
Yabangee Weekend Roundup 5 - 8 May

Yabangee Weekend Roundup: Friday 05 May – Sunday 07 May

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...
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...

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