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...
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...

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,...
AudInt Exhibtiion at Zorlu PSM

On Now: “AUDinst019: Upload=Delphic Panaceas” @ Zorlu PSM

Zorlu PSM will host the exhibition "Upload=Delphic Panaceas" in collaboration with AUDINT until 20 April. The exhibition will take place around the foyer and...
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...
psolo exhibition

On Now: Psolo Exhibition @ Various Locations

Alt Art Space, in collaboration with Galerist, MARS Istanbul, and REM Art Space will host Vahit Tuna's "Psolo" exhibition from Tuesday 7 March through Saturday...
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...
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...
Esoteric Illusions

On Now: Esoteric Illusions in the Wind of the Hammer @...

Anna Laudel Contemporary will host the solo exhibition "Esoteric Illusions in the Wind of the Hammer" of Mehmet Aksoy from Thursday 23 February through...

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...

In Conversation With Photographer Timurtas Onan

Timurtaş Onan, born in Istanbul in 1956, is one of Turkey's hardest-working photographers. With exhibitions from London to Tokyo and collaborations with tens of...
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...

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