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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...
Yabangee Weekend Roundup 5 - 8 May

Yabangee Weekend Roundup: Friday 05 May – Sunday 07 May

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...
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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...
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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...
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Walking to Balat: a Photoessay

There is an Istanbul that is unknown to many visitors; it lives beyond the chaos of Sultanahmet and Beyoğlu, hiding in suburban streets and...
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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...

Yabangee Weekend Roundup: Friday 10 – Sunday 13 March

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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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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...
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Insider Trading: Yarn Shopping @ Kürkçü Han

Now that winter in Istanbul has finally arrived, the time has come for knitters all over the city to dust off the ol’ knitting...

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...
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...

Live Music in Istanbul: 12 of the City’s Best Venues

There's nothing like a great concert, especially when life is stressful. The catharsis of listening to a live band and perhaps even dancing has...

Ending Sunday: “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...

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,...
Füsun Onur at ARTER

Review: Füsun Onur’s “Through the Looking Glass” @ ARTER

From 2010, ARTER has offered a continual base for the production and display of contemporary art.  Since opening its doors, the gallery has hosted a...

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...
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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...

In Conversation with Artist Doug Russell (Part 1)

In 2008 I visited Turkey for the first time as a student from the University of Wyoming.  Together with nine of my classmates, I...
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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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Sketching Istanbul’s Hans Part 2: Rüstem Paşa 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...
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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...
köşe

Introducing Köşe: A New Performance Space in Kadıköy

There is a new space for performing arts in Kadıköy’s vibrant Yeldeğirmeni neighborhood: Köşe ("corner" in Turkish). Located on the Asian side of Istanbul, Köşe...
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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...

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