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...
walking the rainbow

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,...
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...
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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...
rüstem paşa han

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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
tom whitty

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...
design biennial

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...
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...
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...
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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...
Doug Russell

In Conversation with Artist Doug Russell (Part 2)

For the second half of our interview, I asked Doug about his "Summer in Turkey" class.  Not only did this course have a tremendous influence...

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...

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...
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...
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...
Wildlife paintings from Andy Warhol exhibit at Pera Museum in Istanbul

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...
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 Essentials

Yabangee Classics