Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

Trailblazer for female photographers

Posted on 5 December 2013
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Yıldız Moran (1932-1995), the first female photographer of Turkey to have received an academic training in photography, has finally got her well deserved exhibition at the lovely Pera Museum. For the first time the younger generations will also be able to see the work over this trailblazer for female photographers in Turkey. Moran began her… Read more »

Visit: ‘Making City Istanbul’ exhibition

Posted on 15 October 2012

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 Making City, Play the City and Salon/ at Istanbul Design Biennial by IKSV With the aim of underlining the importance of design for production, economy, cultural interaction and quality of life, the first Istanbul Design Biennial will be realized in 2012 by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. Making City Istanbul In collaboration with Istanbul Design… Read more »

Nâzım Hikmet’s tea garden in Kadıköy

Posted on 15 January 2012

Nazim Hikmet tea garden and culture center in Kadikoy. Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec

Today is the birthday of Turkish most famous poet Nâzım Hikmet (January 15, 1902). His 110th birthday will be celebrated during a series of events organized in collaboration with the Nazım Hikmet Culture and Arts Foundation and Beşiktaş Municipality. The event series include a “Nazım Hikmet Theater Posters Exhibition,” “Nazım Hikmet Panel from Past to… Read more »

Surreal art of Patricia Piccinini

Posted on 10 July 2011

Scooters in love. Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec

Surreal art in sculptures, installation, drawing and video. That is typically for Australian contemporary artist Patricia Piccinini. Her works, from 1997 up to the present, can be seen in Istanbul now through august 22nd in the very pleasant art gallery Arter on Istiklal Caddesi. I especially love the sculpture “The Lovers”, two scooters who are… Read more »

Nostalgia in Koç Museum with street organs

Posted on 10 March 2011

Limonaire 'Orchestrophone' for children's carousels.

Longing for some nostalgia? For mechanical music instruments from the days of gas lamps, steam engines and horse power? The days of yesteryear when the gramophone and radio were not even on the horizon. “Invisible Musicians” at Istanbul’s Rahmi M. Koç Museum will give you a glimpse in those long forgotten ages. The exhibition features… Read more »

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