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: 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,...
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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...

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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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...
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...

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...
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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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...
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...
Rooms & Walls

(Ends Aug 25) “Rooms & Walls” @ Anna Laudel Contemporary

Anna Laudel Contemporary will host the multi-disciplinary group exhibition "Rooms & Walls" from Friday 7 July through Friday 25 August. From the organizer: Anna Laudel Contemporary brings together...
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...
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...
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...

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...

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...

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...
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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Maybe, We Will Benefit from Our Neighbour’s Good Fortune

(Sep 14) “Maybe, We Will Benefit from Our Neighbour’s Good Fortune”...

halka art project will host the collaborative exhibition "Maybe, We Will Benefit from Our Neighbour’s Good Fortune" from Thursday 14 September through Saturday 14...

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