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The İstanbul Film Festival is around the corner!

  Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), Turkey’s biggest international cinema event Istanbul Film Festival is getting ready to meet cinema lovers for the 36th time. The 36th Istanbul Film Festival, with a roster comprising highlights from Turkey and world cinema will take place between 5 and[…]

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The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial / Are We Human?

  The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial (22 October – 20 November 2016), organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and curated by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, is titled “ARE WE HUMAN? : The Design of the Species: 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000[…]

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Filmekimi: Another Reason to Love October

  Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), Filmekimi’s 15th edition in Istanbul from 7-16 October. Filmekimi will be bringing cinephiles at several cities together with outstanding films.  Filmekimi will once again present spectacular films which premiered at prestigious international film festivals and received numerous awards. Filmekimi’s[…]

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Who Is Inside You?

I am celebrating autumn and changing of weather and İstanbul Modern is hosting a new exhibition after MACK, that you shouldn’t miss at all: İnci Eviner Retrospective in İstanbul Modern, ‘’Who Is Inside You?’’ . The beautiful ambience of İstanbul Modern, right on the Bosphorus, helps you to get out of[…]

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MACK: Just Light and Colour

  We are living in strange days! Full of turmoil and disturbance. We don’t know what will happen next but we still have hope for peace and for a better future. If not for us, for our kids, for young souls living under the same sky, we want to stay[…]

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Istanbul Jazz Festival is Kicking Off

  The 23rd Istanbul Jazz Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) will be held on 27 June-25 July 2016. This year’s festival will once again host the pre-eminent figures of jazz and stars of contemporary music in different venues around Istanbul. Over 200 Turkish and[…]

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Mario Prassinos: In Pursuit of an Artist

I had a very fruitful weekend visiting museums and walking around the crowded streets of old Karaköy and Pera. My most important discovery, this weekend, was Mario Prassinos, an artist of Istanbul origin, born in 1916. Never heard of him before! What a surprise! Some details about him: Born into an[…]

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Here Comes the Istanbul Music Festival

  A marathon full of music and Shakespeare is about to start. The 44th Istanbul Music Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) will take place between June 1 – 24, 2016. The festival will present music lovers with an impressive programme built around this year’s[…]

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Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanic Garden

I was raised and spent more than 25 years in Harbiye which is located in the European Side of Istanbul. For the last 10 years, I live in different parts of the Asian Side and I am still homesick for ‘karşı’ (the other side). To me it is much more[…]

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