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

Shopping for antiques in Çukucuma

Posted on 15 May 2019

 A very authentic neighborhood to shop for antiques is Çukucuma. Old furniture and other outdated stuff from elderly people who leave their houses in the neighboring districts of Cihangir and Beyoğlu is here to be found. A quiet hood with lots of conservative and pious migrants from villages and little towns of Anatolia. According to… Read more »

Dutch photographer explores Istanbul

Posted on 29 March 2016

Dutch photographer Ahmet Polat opened his new exhibition in Gallery X-ist. He lives now for more than 10 years in the city and this is his second exhibition in which he explores life in the mega city. His first exhibition was in 2007. Born in Roosendaal in the Netherlands in 1978, Polat studied photography at the… Read more »

Sculpture show @ Gallery Ilayda

Posted on 16 May 2014

Gallery Ilayda in Nişantaşı is hosting an impressive solo sculpture show “Agony”, by Aysel Alver. I loved it! Walking around the sculptures and taking it all in was a real pleasure when I visited the gallery yesterday. Aysel Alver points to the concept of “agony” at her fifth solo exhibition. Alver uses this term, which is generally used… Read more »

What to do with the kids this summer?

Posted on 29 July 2012

What to do with your kids during the long summer holiday? You can take them to the Istanbul Aquarium in Florya, to Jurassic Land in the shopping center Forum at Bayrampasa, to the Spice Bazaar, on boat ride on one of the ferries or on the long Bosporus tour, to one of the Princes islands… Read more »

Bodies, money & pride in photo exhibition

Posted on 21 January 2012
This post contains a photo album with 3 images.

 Gözde Türkkan (a.k.a. Mimiko), whom we know from her previous series ‘Pudica’ (2007), ‘I was looking to see if you were looking back at me to see me looking back at you’ (2008) and ‘Pay Here’ (Intersection IV, x-ist, 2010), opens her second solo show, ‘Full Contact’ January 26th at Gallery X-ist. Türkkan’s brand new… Read more »

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