Published twice a year, Cornucopia is the magazine for connoisseurs of Turkey – gorgeous enough for the coffee table, serious enough to be found in academic libraries. This truly remarkable publication – beautiful, uncompromising and independent – is an ever-growing compendium of all things Turkish: history, culture, art, food, travel…
The arbiter of taste Tyler Brûlé has described Cornucopia in the Financial Times as ‘a cross between The World of Interiors and National Geographic, with a gentle Turkic twist’.
The New York Review of Magazines writes: ‘It’s a truism that the measure of a travel magazine’s success is whether it makes you yearn to visit the destinations it depicts. Cornucopia goes one better. It is a vacation in itself.’ And Oryx, Qatar Airways’ flight magazine describes Cornucopia as ‘the much coveted magazine for the modern Turkish aesthete’.
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Exhibitions of interest in Istanbul this month include Ali Kazma’s Timemaker at ARTER, the Shoes exhibition at the Sadberk Hanım Museum and Propaganda and War at the RCAC. Meanwhile, our gallery walks continue to bring you the best of contemporary art in the city.
In other RCAC news, a brand-new summer programme is being introduced this year. And there’s also still time to apply for the Ancient & Modern Prize, open to applicants aged under 26 or over 60.
Plus, a new documentary on the architectural splendour of the Haghia Sophia starring Robert Ousterhout has been released, our ‘Inside Story’ series in which the photographer Lynn Gilbert takes us on a journey through Turkish homes continues (read the latest entries here and here), and we eagerly await a new art fair taking place in Dubai in April…
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