akram zaatari

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...
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...
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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...

Insider Trading: Street Art Istanbul Mobile App

In recent years, street-art has begun spreading like wildfire through Istanbul's winding alleyways and backstreets. Some of the best pieces are hidden gems, however,...

Telling Stories Through Glass: The Mosaics of Ravenna @ Istanbul Archaeological...

Mosaics, which are created from either glass, stone or shards of pottery, represent some of the earliest forms of human art from the Roman...
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,...
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...
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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...
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Review: Art Tour with Sena Başöz of istanbulite

By Missy Weimer and Zamira Skalkottas In Istanbul, it can sometimes be hard to view art, but not for lack of content; the city is...
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: 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...
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...
Maybe I'd like to be like you

On Now: “Maybe I’d like to be like you” @ artSümer

artSümer will host the solo show "Maybe I'd like to be like you" of artist Bahar Yürükoğlu from Friday 10 March through Saturday 22...
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...
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Review: Grayson Perry’s “Small Differences” @ Pera Museum

This impressive and satisfying show at the Pera Museum by acclaimed British artist Grayson Perry has everything to love about contemporary art. Grayson Perry's...
critical distance

On Now: “Critical Distance” @ Ariel Sanat

Ariel Sanat will host "Critical Distance", featuring artists Bilge Alkor, Silva Bingaz and Mürüvvet Türkyılmaz, from Thursday 9 March through Saturday 15 April. With...
studio caddebostan

Insider Trading: Studio Caddebostan, Printmaking Studio

Are you an etcher or screen printer looking for a place to work? Are you interested in learning the art of printmaking, printing your...
Konstantin Lifschitz at piano

Review: Konstantin Lifschitz, Effortless in Istanbul

Istanbul has been around since 660 B.C., back when it was Byzantium. Bach is more than 300 years old. Neve Shalom Synagogue is from...
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14th Istanbul Biennial: Büyükada Art Safari

'SALTWATER/TUZLU SU: A Theory on Thought Forms' is the theme for the 14th Istanbul Biennial drafted by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev. In a city deeply saturated...

Review: Anish Kapoor @ Sakıp Sabancı Museum

Of all the materials known to be used by artists, stone is one of the most impressive and foreboding. This is what ran through...

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...
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...
mehmet güleryüz istanbul modern sheldon heyes

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...

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...

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