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...

Exploring 600 Years of Turkish-Polish Relations at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum

Going to the Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM) located on the coast of the Bosporus in Emirgan is always a treat. The SSM is one...

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...

Review: Neighbours @ Istanbul Modern

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. That it can weave a story in your brain in a matter of minutes where words...

Top 5 Turkish Design Gems

Home of the Design Biennial and a (gradually) increasing number of design and architectural gems, Turkey is finally becoming a name on the design...

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...

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,...

In Conversation With Photographer Timurtas Onan

Timurtaş Onan, born in Istanbul in 1956, is one of Turkey's hardest-working photographers. With exhibitions from London to Tokyo and collaborations with tens of...

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...

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...

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: 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...

Big News: Turkey to have a permanent venue in the Venice...

Turkey is obtaining a long-term venue in the Venice Biennale, one of world's leading contemporary art and architecture events. The allotment of 20 years (from...

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...

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