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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...

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...

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,...
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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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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...
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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...

In Conversation with Terrace Exhibitions <40 Artists

Sky-high amid the skyscrapers of Istanbul’s corporate centre Maslak, you can find an unexpected attraction that must definitely be visited. Proje4L presents Terrace Exhibitions...
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Review: “Andy Warhol: Pop Art for Everyone” @ Pera Museum

Over the past year, the Pera Museum has been featuring art from some of the twentieth century's most well-known artists. After featuring a diverse...

Coming Soon: “TRIALS: 310 Artist Portraits” @ SANATORIUM

SANATORIUM will host Sergen Şehitoğlu's exhibition "TRIALS: 310 Artist Portraits" from Tuesday 25 April through Saturday 6 May. From the organizer: SANATORIUM will host Sergen Şehitoğlu’s recently...
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Coming Soon: Expat Spotlight #3: The Arts

In collaboration with ATÖLYE, Yabangee continues to present Expat Spotlight, a new monthly series showcasing the freshest, most inspiring contributions being made by Istanbul’s...

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...
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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...
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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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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...

Review: Joan Miró @ Tophane-i Amire

Editor's Note: This exhibition has been closed down until further notice.  Like many artists born at the turn of the century, Joan Miró lived 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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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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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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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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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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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...
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Ending Sunday: “And yet my mask is powerful” @ Alt Art...

Alt Art Space will host Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme's "And yet my mask is powerful" from Wednesday 15 February through Sunday 16 April. From...
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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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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...

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