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The Baroque Side Of Istanbul
The Baroque Side Of Istanbul

The Baroque Side Of Istanbul

Even an imperfect pearl is a precious stone with highlights and shadows. The Baroque is a bit like that. Slightly more slender minarets, slightly more curving tendrils in the decorations, colorful...
Art Meets Science
Art Meets Science

Art Meets Science

This year’s festival is opening with a first. Each concert will be preceded by a scientific presentation in keeping with the concept of the concert at this festival, which is bringing together...
Mythology Holds A Biennial  In Mardin
Mythology Holds A Biennial  In Mardin

Mythology Holds A Biennial In Mardin

What stands out about this year’s 3rd Mardin Biennial is that no curator has been appointed. Instead, the biennial is being collectively curated by a large team in which Mardin natives also have...
Istanbul For Kids
Istanbul For Kids

Istanbul For Kids

“Istanbul for Kids” is a book that tells children about the history, culture, architecture and legends of Istanbul. The book, which Burçak Gürün Muraben decided to write with the idea of...
Travel Buff And Bibliophile
Travel Buff And Bibliophile

Travel Buff And Bibliophile

You have a lot of travel books. Where does this passion for travel come from?I was born in the town of Emet in Kütahya province. Our region is very fond of traveling. People would start getting...
Electronic Dreaming
Electronic Dreaming

Electronic Dreaming

Isle of Dreams, which will take place at Life Park in a forest near Bahçeköy-Istanbul August 5 to 7, is welcoming some of the most popular and most followed DJ’s of electronic music such as...
Vacation At  A Music Point
Vacation At  A Music Point

Vacation At A Music Point

Located at Aya Yorgi, one of Çeşme’s loveliest coves, Babylon Çeşme is holding a series of musical events on the beach amidst orange and lemon trees. The events kick off with a performance on...
New Show From İpek
New Show From İpek

New Show From İpek

  Featured in the show, at Galeri İdil in Nişantaşı from December 11 through January 17 are the artist’s most recent works in the style of Expressionism. İpek, in whose canvases we see...
Bio-Art: The Marriage Of Art And Microorganisms
Bio-Art: The Marriage Of Art And Microorganisms

Bio-Art: The Marriage Of Art And Microorganisms

Can you tell us briefly about your education and your artistic career?After I graduated from the Istanbul University Department of Forest Engineering, I worked as a researcher in microbiology...
Parion An Ancient City Comes To Light
Parion An Ancient City Comes To Light

Parion An Ancient City Comes To Light

Founded in 709 B.C., the ancient city of Parion is located in the village of Kemer in the township of Biga in Çanakkale province. A major coastal city with two harbors in the Roman period, Parion...
The Mantle Of The Prophet
The Mantle Of The Prophet

The Mantle Of The Prophet

Topkapı Palace has been home to some of the most prized relics of the Islamic world ever since Sultan Selim I.  Now Sevgi Ağca, who is responsible for the Palace’s Department of Sacred...
Selçuklunun Figür Dünyası
Selçuklunun Figür Dünyası

Selçuklunun Figür Dünyası

Contrary to popular belief, figural decoration is quite common in the architecture and handicrafts of Seljuk art. Due however to the Islamic ban on figures and statuary, Selcuk figures are depicted...
Urban Festival
Urban Festival

Urban Festival

One of the originators of Trip-hop and creators of a brand of music all their own, Portishead is performing at a festival venue in the center of Istanbul on August 20. Audiences at the Midtown Fest...
Myths Come To Life
Myths Come To Life

Myths Come To Life

The Gate to Hell, an exhibition on which the Karma Design Studio has been working for a long time, was mounted with inspiration from Greek mythology. The ancient city of Hierapolis in the foothills...
Filling The City With Design
Filling The City With Design

Filling The City With Design

Titled “ The Future Is Not What It Used To Be”, the 2nd istanbul Design Biennial is seeking to answer the question, “What is the future now?”  A total of 53 projects in areas like...
Akbaş Theater On Canvas
Akbaş Theater On Canvas

Akbaş Theater On Canvas

The works of noted painter Onay Akbaş, who has been pursuing his career in Paris since 1988, are found in private and public collections as well as numerous museums around the world, primarily in...
The World Of Ottoman Entertainment
The World Of Ottoman Entertainment

The World Of Ottoman Entertainment

As its title indicates, “Celebration, Entertainment and Theater in the Ottoman World” takes up the subject of entertainment and celebrations in the Ottoman Empire. This book, which tells the...
Palace Painter Zonaro’s “Motherly Love”
Palace Painter Zonaro’s “Motherly Love”

Palace Painter Zonaro’s “Motherly Love”

Born in the Italian city of Masi in 1854, Fausto Zonaro got interested in painting in his youth and studied at the Lendinara Art School in Padua. The artist, who lived in Venice after working in...
Festivals For Everyone
Festivals For Everyone

Festivals For Everyone

Holland’s biggest cultural festival, Uitmarkt has something for everyone from dance and theater to classical music for kids. Some 450,000 people are expected to attend the festival, which is...
A Digital Mosaic
A Digital Mosaic

A Digital Mosaic

On exhibition at Sabancı University’s Sabancı Museum since April 29, “Sakıp Sabancı” consists of portrait photographs flashing on a giant screen of the thousands of people who crossed...
Miff Does It Again
Miff Does It Again

Miff Does It Again

The 63rd Melbourne International Film Festival is here with an extensive program of films by directors ranging from Hong Kong master Wong Kar-wai to young Canadian genius Xavier Dolan. The...
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