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

Nâzım Hikmet’s tea garden in Kadıköy

Posted on 15 January 2012

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 »

Dutch artist W. Harbers @ Gallery Zilberman

Posted on 5 January 2012

 Dutch contemporary artist Willem Harbers exhibits a collection of 22 works at the moment at Gallery Zilberman. It is his first exhibition in Istanbul  and is the premier exhibition of the gallery in 2012. The exhibition is supported by the Consulate General of the Netherlands, in the framework of the 400. anniversary celebrations of the… Read more »

Animal rights photo exhibition

Posted on 11 December 2011
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Turkey has been shaken by numerous cases of cruelty against animals. Civil society increasingly takes action and demands better protection by laws and law enforcement. Well-known Turkish photographer Mehmet Turgut is one of the artists who calls for animal rights through his photos. He has unveiled two new projects simultaneously. He dedicates the most recent… Read more »

Modern art of Central Bank of Turkey

Posted on 14 November 2011

 The Pera Museum of Istanbul displays a historical collection: modern Turkish art collected by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey. The collection of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, which was founded on 3 October 1931, is comprised of modern/contemporary works of art, such as paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and installations… Read more »

Black walls of Istanbul in photo exhibit

Posted on 4 October 2011
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On October 7 the Dutch photographer Arjen J. Zwart will open his photo exhibition titled “ZIFT” (tar) in the Cezayir building at the Hayriye Caddesi 12 Galatasaray (Beyoglu). The series demonstrates another view on the city with its black facades and is the second of a triptych about Istanbul on which Arjen is working. Arjen… Read more »