Turkish “Resistance” Pavilion in Venice – Films To Watch And Videos To See?
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Turkish “Resistance” Pavilion in Venice – Films To Watch And Videos To See?

Given the ongoing protests in Turkey, the theme “Resistance” seems to be appropriately chosen. Especially as Ali Kazma, who is representing Turkey at this year’s biennale, recently joined the solidarity protests on the opening day in Venice. Curated by Emre Baykal, the video series in the Turkish pavilion is an exploration of the body… Continue reading

Welcome Aysegul Sonmez!
Places / Turkey

Welcome Aysegul Sonmez!

One more blogger from Turkey! Born in 1975 in Istanbul, Aysegul Sonmez studied literature and arts. She wrote her master thesis on Turkish modernism at  MUGSF (Marmara University Visual Arts Academy) and works as lecturer at Okan University. She is a columnist for Milliyet newspaper and founded Sanatatak, the first online arts and culture newspaper in Turkey. We … Continue reading

Karaköy – In The Heart Of Istanbul’s Contemporary Art Scene
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Karaköy – In The Heart Of Istanbul’s Contemporary Art Scene

A few days ago, I was in Karaköy, one of the heartlands of Istanbul’s contemporary art scene. This district not only harbors two of the most important institutions of contemporary art in Turkey – SALT Galata in Bankalar Caddesi and İstanbul Modern Museum in Tophane – but also the best galleries, hippest cafés, and industrious … Continue reading