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...
magnum contact sheets istanbul modern

Review: Magnum Contact Sheets @ Istanbul Modern

I'm giddy and excited as I enter the Magnum Contact Sheets exhibition at the Istanbul Modern. This show provides a look at some of...
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...

Review: Joan Miró @ Tophane-i Amire

Editor's Note: This exhibition has been closed down until further notice.  Like many artists born at the turn of the century, Joan Miró lived and...
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...
Wildlife paintings from Andy Warhol exhibit at Pera Museum in Istanbul

Review: “Andy Warhol: Pop Art for Everyone” @ Pera Museum

Over the past year, the Pera Museum has been featuring art from some of the twentieth century's most well-known artists. After featuring a diverse...
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...

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...
Kınalıada Mosque exterior 2

Exploring the Princes’ Islands: The Kınalıada Mosque

The Princes' Islands (Adalar) are a chain of nine small islands in the Sea of Marmara, about 20 km east of the center of...
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...

Spray Paint and Stilettos: A Review of “Trace 14” @ Elgiz...

As I walked in to the Elgiz Museum’s event for their latest exhibition, "Trace 14", I immediately regretted my footwear. While throwing on clothes...
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...
Camondo stairs in Istanbul

Istanbul’s Hidden Architecture: The Camondo Stairs

Strolling through Istanbul requires two basic skills: a good sense of direction and a strong pair of legs. The steep hills and windy streets...
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...
şemsi pasha mosque

Istanbul’s Hidden Architecture: Şemsi Pasha Mosque

Mimar Sinan was, without a doubt, the greatest architect of the Ottoman empire. His importance and influence are often compared with his contemporary Michelangelo, and it's an established...
cleopatra's bling

In Conversation with Jeweler Olivia Cummings of Cleopatra’s Bling

I plodded down the hill to Olivia Cummings’s Tophane studio on a rare snowy day in Istanbul, and was happy to shake the snow...
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...
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...
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...
Sebnem Ercelik, the owner of Shibu jewelry store.

In Conversation with Şebnem Erçelik of Shibu Design

Attention jewelry lovers! Meet Şebnem Erçelik of Shibu Design. Şebnem designs creative pieces that capture the vitality, culture and spirit of Istanbul. To see...
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...
rezan has museum

Rezan Has Museum: A Gem on the Golden Horn

The Golden Horn was of great importance during the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. This deep, natural harbor was a strategic point to defend the...
giacometti

Review: Alberto Giacometti Retrospective @ Pera Museum

Although not overwhelming in its content, the Pera Museum's retrospective of Swiss artist, Alberto Giacometti (1901- 1966) is both impressive and comprehensive. Expertly curated,...
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...

Yabangee Essentials

Yabangee Classics