Art

Postcards from Patmos

Patmos is an island that I have been going to with my family and friends for years. It is a tiny island that is about six hours away from Athens, and a…

Are We Living in a Dystopian Movie?

We didn’t expect 2020 to be such an unfortunate year. The bushfires in Australia continued, the Covid-19 outbreak became a pandemic, people kept being victims of discrimination in “developed” countries… Through all…

I’m Just a Mirror

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” Shot in Kilyos, İstanbul, 2020. Photography: Nur Güzeldere Model: Elif Akın

A Pandemic: COVID-19 and Camus’s Plague

After analyzing the similarities of a fictional book written in 1945 and the current state of the world, it is not that difficult to see the truth in Rieux’s thoughts. But, holding on to life and giving it meaning, no matter what happens is humanity’s greatest gift to itself.

Sappho: She Who Loved Women

As pride month is coming to an end, it is important to commemorate people from all around the world who have shaped the LGBT+ community to what it is today; with one…

A Deeper Look Into Suga’s D-2

In an industry long dominated by discrimination, BTS remains one of the only artists who continue to persevere and make art that remains untouchable. Min Yoongi also known as his stage name…

Postcards From Venice Beach

Photographs capture a moment and make that moment transcend through time. I went to California towards the end of January this year, when I didn’t know what would become of this year.…

1°C Warmer

Do we really realize the impact we have on the soil we walk on every day, the air we breathe in and on the planet, we call home? Throughout the climate strikes…

Ancient Cities of Anatolia: Sagalassos

In summer 2019, I visited Sagalassos under the same breeze and scents that would have been felt twenty centuries ago, looked at the same monuments eyes from centuries ago were also looking at, and walked on the same roads.

Retrospective

I was never someone who could keep a proper diary. I remember pushing myself to write in a diary and have a routine. Eventually, I lost the diary which shows writing was…

23rd Istanbul Theatre Festival

I had the opportunity to watch three plays at the 23rd Istanbul Theatre Festival organized by IKSV. The festival ended at the beginning of the month. I would like to share some…

What Happened To Punk Music?

What really happened to punk? People of a certain era ask themselves “What happened to punk music?” as rap, t-rap and R&B got so big. To find an answer to this, we…

Fashion Inspired by Art

“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art” -Oscar Wilde While creating a collection, fashion designers are inspired by many things and art is no exception…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History: Dorothy Arzner

In Hollywood, Dorothy Arzner was one of the early female directors in the history of cinema, with her career ranging from silent films to colorful ones. The series of women artists, which…

RenkAhenk

“What color do I feel?” – I don’t know. Pink, I guess… We tried to capture the unison of people and colors in our experiment that we initiated with the question “What…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History: Uemura Shoen

Which artists cross our minds first when we think about it? Van Gogh with his cut ear, Dali with his unusual surreal artworks, maybe Frida Kahlo with her unibrow or Monet with…

An Interview With Poet Matthias Göritz

On December 23rd our co-founder Nur Güzeldere and I took part in a project from film studies that included filmmaking. Each group had two poems to base their film on, one of them…

22nd Istanbul Theatre Festival

The 22nd Istanbul Theatre Festival took place between 17 November and 4 December. Of course, I had to watch some plays included. We should watch it while we can, right? I liked…

A Deeper Look Into RM’s mono.

Long awaited for its arrival, Kim Namjoon from BTS, well known by his go-to stage name RM, dropped mono. on the 23rd of October 2018 with a two-day prior notice and no…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History: Mihri Müşfik

Have you ever heard the name Mihri Müşfik? Even though her name is forgotten compared to the other Turkish painters, she even has a painting in Louvre Museum. Unfortunately, her name is…

Filmekimi 2018

Filmekimi ended on October 13th. Speaking in general, I really enjoyed the event and its content this year, so I wanted to write my opinions about some of the films I have…

The Kings and Queens of Prince Street

I’m on Prince Street, SoHo, New York. As I walk down the busy streets, there is one thing that catches my eye. It’s not the galleries, nor the shops around me. It’s…

Let Everyone Love What They Love!

People have been witnessing many things in arts lately. An instrument, a different film genre or different music genres; people see most of these and like the ones that match their taste.…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History: Fahrelnissa Zeid

She was born into a wealthy Ottoman family and when she was growing up she experienced how the Turkish Republic rose. She also had an interesting name: Fahrelnissa.   Zeid was born…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History : Lyubov Popova

Lyubov Popova was one of the pioneering women artists in the early 20th century. She was born in 1889 near Moscow where she developed an interest in sketching and drawing. She was born…

An Extra Ten Minutes Before Dinner?!

A few weeks ago I was walking in the streets of New York City, on my way to dinner with some friends and family. I had been walking for quite I while…

Freedom on Stage

We decided our theme for our third issue to be “freedom“. Freedom’s relationship with many topics affected our decision. Especially, during the period we, as all humans are living in, people lacking…

9 Series: 9 Iconic Yellow Paintings

”A work of art is a scream of freedom.”  -Christo Our new theme for our third issue is freedom. In art history, the color yellow was used to represent lots of different…

An Interview With Actor, Elliott Crosset Hove

 From IMDB’s website   Two brothers in a remote town with freezing weather. “Winter Brothers”(Vinter Brødre), directed by Hylnur Pálmason, is a film about two brothers working in a mine and the…

”Sunny Afternoon”- Photography Series

Here are 9 photos that reminded us a dreamy sunny afternoon…   my favourite thing about you is your smell you smell like earth herbs gardens a little more human than the…

Combination of Arts and Sports: Figure Skating

Figure skating is perhaps one of the most fascinating sports. The beauty of it alongside with the hard work it requires makes it an artwork. It’s a sport which requires strength for…

World Theatre Day

Theatre has been considered as an area of arts for many centuries. It evolved throughout the time and people never let go of it except for those times when it had been…

Meet Katie Rodgers of Paper Fashion

Katie Rodgers is a New York-based artist who is known by her other name ”Paper Fashion”. She draws and paints almost everything, from ballerinas to Valentino Haute Couture dresses. If you haven’t…

The ‘Look at Me!’ Exhibition

The exhibition “Look at Me” at the Pera Museum which will last until 11th March includes many unique artworks. The ideas behind the portraits are as impressing as the variety of portraits.…

Shale Wagman: Ballet Star Is Born

  The ballet contest ”Prix de Lausanne”  took place in Lausanne, Switzerland last month was full of young talents. Our definite favorite was 17-year-old Shale Wagman who won the first prize. He…

Akbank Sanat : ”Strange Fruit” Exhibition

Currently, there is an exhibition at Akbank Sanat named ”Strange Fruit” after artist Susie Macmurray’s work. The exhibition’s concept is one of the most complex concepts: ”women’‘. Artist Susie Macmurray explores and…

David Hockney

British painter David Hockney has a great impact on contemporary art. Currently there is a huge exhibition going on about him and his artworks in Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. We definitely…

Josef Albers in Mexico

Here are some pieces exhibited in the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The paintings are by Josef Albers, he painted them while he was in Mexico. That is why the name of…

Istanbul Biennial- Comments & Criticism

Even though the 15th Istanbul Biennial is finished it is still in our lives with the black ‘’A Good Neighbour’’ bag. This year the Istanbul Biennial was very popular not just in…

Ai Wei Wei: On Porcelain

With the support of Sabancı University and Akbank this is the first exhibition ever in Turkey of Ai Wei Wei. He is an artist, photographer, writer, curator, architect, and also an activist.…