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...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Yabangee Weekend Roundup 21-23 April

Yabangee Weekend Roundup: Friday 21 – Sunday 23 April

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...
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...
fotoistanbul

FotoIstanbul: Art on the Streets

Istanbul is a city brimming with creative people and galleries heralding their work, showing off its art and photography collection inside white walls. Now, the...
Expat Spotlight Recap

Coming Soon: Expat Spotlight #3: The Arts

In collaboration with ATÖLYE, Yabangee continues to present Expat Spotlight, a new monthly series showcasing the freshest, most inspiring contributions being made by Istanbul’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...

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...
büyük valide han

Sketching Istanbul’s Hans Part 1: Büyük Valide Han

Emilie Varlet and Gabrielle Reeves began exploring Istanbul's hans in the summer of 2014, when they first started their sketching adventures in the city. They have...
And yet my mask is powerful

Ending Sunday: “And yet my mask is powerful” @ Alt Art...

Alt Art Space will host Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme's "And yet my mask is powerful" from Wednesday 15 February through Sunday 16 April. From...

In Conversation with Artist Gazi Sansoy

By Sam Gimson 'Where's Wally?' was my intended opening question when I spoke with Gazi Sansoy about his paintings this weekend. His current show, ‘Who...
design biennial

Review: IKSV 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial

At its core, the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial, titled The Future Is Not What It Used To Be, encourages you to think and rethink...

Coming Soon: “Everyday’s Poetry – Scenes from the Fullness of Life”...

Anna Laudel Contemporary will host the multi-disciplinary exhibition “Everyday’s Poetry – Scenes from the Fullness of Life” of internationally renowned artist Botero from Thursday...

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