20 four 7 – Collecting The New Contemporary
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20 four 7 – Collecting The New Contemporary

“With the globalization of the art market and the ongoing proliferation of information over social networks on the Internet, new approaches to art production have emerged, posing new questions about collecting contemporary art. With the collectors’ forum 20 four 7 – Collecting The New Contemporary, Next Edition Partners would like to offer a supplementary program … Continue reading

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

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
Places / Turkey

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

Bavaria – Istanbul: An Interview With Turkish Artist Irem Tok
Places / Turkey

Bavaria – Istanbul: An Interview With Turkish Artist Irem Tok

“Urban life makes us forget our real needs” (Irem Tok, *1982) What a contrast! Bavaria and Istanbul! Leaving the chaotic urban life of Istanbul and spending some peaceful time as an artist-in-residence in Bavarian Feldafing, a small village with a picturesque view over Lake Starnberg (close to Munich), Turkish artist Irem Tok had the chance … Continue reading