Insider Trading: Wearable Sculptures by Sabrina Fresko

Tucked away in a cozy studio just at the edge of Ortaköy, Sabrina Fresko masterfully shapes hunks of wax into beautiful pieces of wearable...

Review: Picasso at the Pera

For many, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is the preeminent artist of the twentieth century. In addition to being active and prolific, he was able to...

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...
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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...
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...
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!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...
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Review: “Painter and Painting: A Mehmet Güleryüz Retrospective” @ Istanbul Modern

By Sheldon Heyes The life and career of acclaimed Turkish artist Mehmet Güleryüz is on exhibition at the Istanbul Modern Museum until June 2015. 200 pieces...
Heterotopia

On Now: “Heterotopia” @ REM Art Space

REM Art Space will host the multi-artist exhibition "Heterotopia", curated by Gizem Yiğen, Özgenur Geris and Teri Altaras, from Thursday 13 April through Wednesday...

Big News: Turkey to have a permanent venue in the Venice...

Turkey is obtaining a long-term venue in the Venice Biennale, one of world's leading contemporary art and architecture events. The allotment of 20 years (from...
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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...

A Glimpse Back in Time: Review of the James Robertson Exhibit...

Do you ever wish you could go back in time to experience life during the Ottoman Empire? If so, there is an exhibition at...
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The Abstract Art of Tom Whitty

With his bearded chin and pierced left ear, Tom Whitty looks every inch the artist. He dresses casually, talks quietly and occasionally seems to...
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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...
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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...
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Walking the Rainbow: Istanbul’s Colorful Stairs

Protest in Turkey can take many forms. Sadly enough, few of them will leave a positive imprint on your memory: TOMAs and tear gas,...

On Now: “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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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...
Monte Rosso (detail), Oil and Acrylic on Linen, 163 x 349 x 49 cm (2017)

On Now: “The Pope and Galileo Had A Minor Disagreement” @...

Zilberman Gallery will host Guido Casaretto’s solo exhibition "The Pope and Galileo Had A Minor Disagreement" from Tuesday 9 May through Saturday 17 June. The...

Exploring 600 Years of Turkish-Polish Relations at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum

Going to the Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM) located on the coast of the Bosporus in Emirgan is always a treat. The SSM is one...
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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...

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...
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Review: Akram Zaatari @ SALT Beyoğlu

SALT Beyoğlu is an impressive space, with six stories of beautiful facilities (I'm personally partial to the free and clean public restroom on the...
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...
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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...

Yabangee Essentials

Yabangee Classics