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

Videos by Ryan Trecartin in Istanbul Modern

Posted on 26 January 2011

Istanbul Modern presents Ryan Trecartin, one of the most important video artists of the young generation with his work Any Ever (2009-2010). The four videos on review merge sophisticated digital manipulations with footage from the internet and pop culture, animations, and wildly stylized sets and performances. Ryan Trecartin (1981) from Texas  is an artist and… Read more »

‘Istanbul surpasses New York in cultural life’

Posted on 7 January 2011

“New York City is the Mecca of culture, there’s so much going on it’s overwhelming, but it’s the same thing here now. Istanbul has actually surpassed NYC in its own way. NYC has one symphony orchestra whereas Istanbul has three – so there’s more of a symphonic life here.” Former opera singer and fashion designer Alexandra Ivanoff knows… Read more »

Exhibition Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Posted on 6 January 2011

Between 23 December 2010 and 20 March 2011, the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Gelman Collection exhibition introduces to art lovers two of the most outstanding, globally renowned Mexican figures of 20th century art: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Generating wide interest as much with their unique characters, life stories, and intriguing relationship,… Read more »

‘Scenes From Tsarist Russia’

Posted on 6 January 2011

‘Scenes from Tsarist Russia: 19th Century Russian Classics’ from the State Russian Museum Collection now in the Pera Museum. This exhibition not only presents art lovers a selection of masterpieces being displayed for the first time in Turkey, but also offers scenes of Russian history through Russian Realist paintings. The masterpieces from the rich collection… Read more »