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Exhibition of Performance Artist Ulay

  A selection of the iconic performance artist Ulay’s early works, will be hosted by Şekerbank Açıkekran New Media Arts gallery from 3rd of September till 10th of October 2015. Curated by Ali Akay, the works dating back to ’70s are entitled as “Disidentification and Metamorphosis”. Born in Germany, Frank Uwe[…]

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Open Air Art Street

Bedri Rahmi Eyüpoğlu

Art is divine and everlasting. Art reflects the deep cultural confidence and passion of a community. People are drawn to it as art is drawn to them. The association that we have with art, design and architecture, really reflect who we are and what we’ve done. And I think authenticity[…]

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Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu

Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu

I cannot think of a better pioneer on this topic. When Turkish art comes to mind Bedri Rahmi Eyüpoğlu is up there in the idols list. Unfortunately he is not know internationally as he deserves to be. I can count endless painters who are less creative and original then Bedri[…]

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Topkapı the movie

I remember clearly when the national TV aired Topkapı the movie on TRT1, I was a child living with my mother, studying. The movie was about a group of thieves trying to steal a jeweled dragger from the museum of Topkapı. Well, things go wrong, of course… It is still[…]

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Zeki Müren

Zeki Müren

Everybody likes to know about the local music is and sounds like when they visit a country. Music, in Turkey is tremendously rich and deep. We have pioneers and entrepreneurs in the field that most visitors are not even aware of. And of course the locals when asked the questions[…]

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The Doğançay Museum

Interior of Doğançay Museum

This is a modern art museum in the heart of İstanbul. It’s a little bit off the grid in sense of marketing.  It’s not promoted as it should be. Therefore you don’t find a lot of news about it. But for me its a hidden gem. Housed in a historic[…]

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Surprises of İstanbul: update your statue

So you’re walking in Levent district, which is not the most touristic, neither the most interesting district of the city, thus you might be an expat running errands or you might have popped up in the wrong metro station. Anyways, you decide to cross the road, or even jaywalk following[…]

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