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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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Adam Mickiewicz Müzesi

  Tarlabaşı Serdar Ömer Caddesi, Tatlı Badem Sokak, No: 23’te, Polonya’nın Goethe ile, Byron ile bir tutulan şairi Adam Mickiewicz’e adanmış bir müze olduğundan kaçımız haberdarız acaba? Şairliği ön plana çıksa da, Adam Mickiewicz aslında aynı zamanda tiyatro oyunları ve denemeler de yazmış olan bir siyasi aktivist olarak tarihte iz bıraktı.[…]

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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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Amadeo Count Preziosi

Count Amadeo Preziosi (Maltese, 1816-1882) Playing a game at the Göksu

Orientalism is a terminology enjoyed by most travellers, because of its enigma, catch or pure wording I don’t know.  But I do know the best and maybe the first Orientalist painter to portray Istanbul. His name is Amadeo Count Preziosi, he is a Levantine watercolourist from Malta. When I first[…]

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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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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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Milli Saraylar Resim Müzesi

Dolmabahçe’den Beşiktaş’a her ne hikmetse hep arabayla, hep bir yerlere yetişme koşuşturması içinde, korkunç bir trafiğin içinde geçmişimdir ve her geçişimde de “Resim Müzesi” okunu görmüş, bir gün buradan yürürsem gezeyim şu müzeyi demişimdir… İstanbul’da “hadi geçerken şuraya da uğrayayım” planının bir hülyadan öteye geçemediğini anladığımda, sonunda gizemli “Resim Müzesi”[…]

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