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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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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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Istanbulites: Fırat Arapoğlu

  Kimdir: Sanat Tarihçisi/eleştirmen ve küratör.  “Beden& Mekân” (Ebru N. Sülün ile), “Kimlikler Lütfen!”, “Halk için Halka Rağmen!”, “Boğucu Kültür (Jean Dubuffet’ye Göndermeyle)”, Öteki Bedenler (Erkan Doğanay ile) “Re-De/Jenerasyon”, “Berlin und İstanbul: Tell Me”, “Demokrasi ve Çatışma”, “Müze İçinde Bir Müze”, “Gidebileceğimiz Bir Yer Biliyorum”, “Homo Homini Lupus Ya da[…]

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ISTANBUL IS CONTEMPORARY

Şehirdeki bizi bekleyen muhteşem heyecandan bahsetmek istiyorum birazcık. C O N T E M P O R A R Y  İ S T A N B U L Hem de bu sene onuncu yaş gününü kutlayacağız bu güzel sanat fuarının.. Ruhum o koridorlarında ezilsin dediğim, tüm yeni sanatı kucaklayan, yeni[…]

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Elgiz Museum

Elgiz Museum

I love modern contemporary museums. It’s my obligatory duty to visit them wherever I go. Hence it’s my reverse obligatory to suggest what my beautiful city offers to you. Out of your normal path you come across with Elgiz Museum which began as an independent enterprise called Projec4L. Now it’s[…]

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Surprises of İstanbul: Anarchy in the IST

Living in this city is most of the times a struggle; regardless of your occupation, age, gender, income or status. Besides the traffic or the daily shalala of your environment; it is as if an “invisible hand” tries to push you down, covering all in grey, building more and more[…]

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