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Hot on the heels of the Istanbul Biennial, the contemporary art world continues to generate buzz. Victoria Khroundina covers Art Istanbul, Tim Cornwell window shops at Contemporary Istanbul and Thomas Roueché reports on the Frieze Art Fair direct from London. Meanwhile, our gallery walks continue covering all the city’s hotspots.
Exciting news also from Boğaziçi University – the former Robert College – which will be hosting international academics, artists, writers, philosophers and historians throughout 2013–2015 as part of their ‘Boğaziçi Chronicles’ programme.
The Ottoman Empire and present-day Turkey gets a spotlight with our recap of two fascinating lectures: in London ‘How to Understand Turkey’ with Philip Mansel, Norman Stone, Andrew Finkel and Elif Shafak, and in Istanbul ‘The Ottoman Empire and Europe’ with Philip Mansel. Meanwhile, Roger Williams reports on BBC’s excellent three-part series, The Ottomans. For those of you who missed it, let’s hope the DVD comes out soon.
By any standard, Hüsamettin Koçan’s mountain-top Baksı Museum, in the northeastern Anatolian village where he was born, deserves a place among the world’s top ten remote museums. This immense gallery, dedicated to contemporary and ethnographic art, is a heady fusion of the urbane and the bucolic. Photographs by Kerem Ayhan Yanik
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