Tag: art

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

Navigating the Art World as a Young Asian American

Although America is waking up to the need for representation in media, one industry has yet to make major progress in this area. Art museums and galleries remain a staunch, traditional atmosphere,…

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…

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…

Show Your True Colors

Since it was June, for Pride Month I decided to wear different hair clips to represent the colors of different flags of the LGBTQ+ community each day. At first, I was just…

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…

Closed Doors

The oblivion or the gaping after passing through a door Iron doors, steel doors, wooden doors, glass doors, doors without doors The fancy ones, the old ones, the discolored and the newly…

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…

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…

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…

A Message From Mother Earth

  Dear Earthlets,   I hope you are okay. You are like my children. Well, you are killing me. I mean, cutting the trees and stuff. You know those kill me, right? You…

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…

”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…

9 Series : Our Top 9 Artworks as Moodboards

As one of the latest trends, creating moodboards for popular artwork has been rising. Here are 9 of our favorite moodboards for artworks from Monet to Van Gogh.   From the instagram…

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…

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…

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.…