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

Digital exhibition Picturesque Istanbul

Posted on 10 March 2016

Travel paintings and gravures depicting Istanbul have been made for centuries. They are in museums all over the world. The recently renovated Naval Museum in Istanbul organizes an exhibition with the latest technology to show the visitors paintings and gravures as digital travel books. open from 12 March – May 22 For more information read… Read more »

New facts about Ottoman harem in exhibit

Posted on 12 August 2012

  The Topkapı Palace Museum is presenting an exhibition about harem life in Istanbul for the first time. The museum’s director, İlber Ortaylı, says the exhibition’s purpose is to correct misinformation about the imperial harem. ‘The harem was a center of education for concubines,’ he says The exhibition features 287 works from the palace’s collection,… 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 »

Surreal art of Patricia Piccinini

Posted on 10 July 2011

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

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 »