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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In What’s On we navigate Istanbul’s phenomenal arts scene as well as Turkey-related happenings worldwide.
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Exhibitions of interest in Istanbul include Ali Kazma’s Timemaker at ARTER, the Shoes exhibition at the Sadberk Hanım Museum and the Mehmet Güleryüz retrospective at Istanbul Modern, plus our gallery walks continue to bring you the best of contemporary art in the city. Meanwhile, in Dubai, a new art fair launches in April.
In other news, the film festival comes to town, RCAC launches a new summer programme this year, and there’s 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 has been released, and our ‘Inside Story’ series continues, in which the photographer Lynn Gilbert takes us on a journey through Turkish homes (read the latest entry here).
Finally, we pay tribute to Turkey’s greatest novelist Yaşar Kemal and are astounded by the jawdropping scale of destruction in Istanbul’s Belgrade Forest.
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