By Monique Jaques | September 20, 2012
Coming from Istanbul, one has to take a ferry, a bus, and then the metro to reach the many exhibitions and talks at Bursa PhotoFest (September 15–21). It seems only fitting to travel to this less-than-glitzy former Ottoman capital to see a showcase of documentary photography, often overlooked in the...
News, Photography, Travel
By Michael Hornsby | June 27, 2012
Whether they stay in Sultanahmet or Beyoğlu, visitors to Istanbul this summer have the chance to see the late Josephine Powell’s remarkable photographs of Anatolian nomadic and rural life at a nearby venue. The exhibition at the Research Centre for Anatolian Civilisations on Istiklal Caddesi, which featured on the cover of...
Books, Film, History, Museums, Photography, Travel
By Thomas Roueche | June 6, 2012
The floorboards of the Geelvinck-Hinlopen House, facing on to the stately Herengracht in central Amsterdam, come from the ships of the Hinlopen family – ships which plied the oceans of the world, enriching the Hinlopens and their interests in Spain, Africa, Surinam and the West Indies. The elegant house built...
By Cornucopia | December 15, 2011
Phantom and I am also Hyde by Douglas Gordon Galeri Mana
Kemankeş Mahallesi Ali Paşa Değirmeni Sokak, no 16–18 Beyoğlu 34425, İstanbul
+90 212 243 66 66
26 November 2011 – 14 January 2012;
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00-18:00 Phantom
is the first exhibition of the 1996 Turner Prize winner Douglas...
Contemporary Art, Film, Photography
By Cornucopia | December 6, 2011
Professor Robert Ousterhout is in London next week to launch his new book. John Henry Haynes: A Photographer and Archaeologist in the Ottoman Empire 1881–1900
Robert G Ousterhout. Please join us at these events (admission is free): Monday 12 December 2011, 6.30pm, Royal Asiatic Society THREE INTERSECTING LIVES Archaeologists and Travellers
Books, Photography, Talks and Lectures
By Cornucopia | November 28, 2011
Contemporary Istanbul Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre İstanbul Lütfi Kırdar Uluslararası Kongre ve Sergi Sarayı Gümüş Cad.No:4 Harbiye 34367 Istanbul 24 - 27 November 2011
Visitors tour the galleries on the first floor of Contemporary Istanbul Two paintings by Kercan Arca Batıbeki at Leila Heller Gallery...
Contemporary Art, Photography
By Michael Hornsby | November 28, 2011
Actual Archaeology Photography Competition
Istanbul Archaeology MuseumCankurtaran Mh., 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey Until December 19, 2011
There is never a shortage of reasons to visit Istanbul's Archaeological Museums. The main building contains some of the world's greatest ancient art. The Alexander Sarcophagus and its related marble tombs from Sidon are breathtaking, as are...
By Michael Hornsby | November 15, 2011
Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753 - 1914 SALT Galata
Bankalar Cad. 11KaraköyIstanbulNovember 22, 2011 - March 11, 2012
Keen-eyed Istanbullus might have spotted an unusual bank note popping up recently, not quite in circulation, and certainly not legal tender, but appearing ironically in...
Books, Contemporary Art, Photography
By Michael Hornsby | October 10, 2011
AUTUMN EXHIBITION ROUND UP
The art world is descending on Istanbul for the 12th Istanbul Biennial, which opened to the public over the weekend. Unlike previous years, the 2011 Biennial is being held only around the waterside warehouses at Tophane. But the city's galleries have risen admirably to the...
Books, Fine Art, Contemporary Art, Film, Photography, Talks and Lectures
By Michael Hornsby | September 11, 2011
The Last Roll of Kodachrome Istanbul Modern August 3 - September 4 2011
Another post, another Paul Simon tie-in... In 1973 the singer, who preformed in Istanbul last week, asked his momma not to take his Kodachrome film away - "They give us those nice bright colours / They...
Contemporary Art, Photography