All posts tagged “turkey

Katerina Belkina

New Horizons

Contemporary Istanbul’s Burcu Öztürkler gives a taste of things to come at the 2015 edition of the art fair featuring a special focus on Tehran

Filed under: Art
Nazif Topcuoglu

Cold Turkey

Turkish artist Nazif Topçuoğlu gives Joobin Bekhrad the skinny on his career, his detractors, and the trials of producing art in present-day Istanbul

Filed under: Art
Serkan Adin

State of the Art

Ahead of the third edition of ArtInternational Istanbul, Joobin Bekhrad talks to museum owner Sevda Elgiz and curator Başak Şenova about the fair, their projects, and the Turkish art scene

Filed under: Art
Ottoman miniature

Freak Out

Necla Rüzgar looks at the striking similarities between the vibrant world of Persian and Turkish miniatures and Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin’s idea of the carnival


Whirl’d Music

Songlines’ Editor-in-Chief, Simon Broughton, on the sights and sounds of the 11th edition of the Mystic Music Festival in Konya, Turkey, held in honour of Rumi

Babak Roshaninejad

Young Turks

Joobin Bekhrad talks to Dyala Nusseibeh about the forthcoming sights and spectacles of the second edition of Turkey’s newest art fair, ArtInternational

Filed under: Art
Kurdish Dengbej

Rebel Yell

Despite having been deemed subversive, and outlawed and threatened by the state, Turkey’s Kurdish dengbêj musical tradition is still going strong