International Jazz Day Who are We? By Gazi Sansoy BALTALIMANI JAPANESE GARDEN Sakura zensen GASPAR KARAKÖY SNTRL DÜKKAN SECRET SAX
Istanbul Jazz Festival: Dee Dee Bridgewater and Ramsey Lewis
Jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater accompanies three time Grammy award winning jazz pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis. read more...
Nosaj Thing
Nosaj Thing
Posted on 2013-07-05, Fri
The glitch-hop work of Jason Chung, AKA Nosaj Thing, will grace the Istanbul stage with a sound that began at the age of twelve when he began to master the turntable. read more...
BALTALIMANI JAPANESE GARDEN Sakura zensen
Behind a little wooden door, we discovered one of the famous gardens of Japan. Baltalimanı Japon Bahçesi is a little gift to Istanbul from its sister city in Japan, Shimonoseki. read more...
BALART Life in miniature
BALART Life in miniature
Posted on 2013-07-03, Wed
In gallery Balart, we discovered a collection of Balat-inspired miniature ceramic houses read more...
No.Reservations.istanbul read more...
Istanbul Jazz Fesival: Alicia Keys
Posted on 2013-06-26, Wed
14 time Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter and composer Alicia Keys will perform at the Küçükçiftlik Macka Park read more...
Istanbul Jazz Festival
Istanbul Jazz Festival
Posted on 2013-06-20, Thu
López – Nussa Family Project read more...
Sign, Symbol, Image
Posted on 2013-06-13, Thu
A group exhibiton, featuring the works of Selim Birsel, Mel Bochner, Frank Nitsche, Ilhan Koman, Charles Sandison read more...
Istanbul Jazz Festival: Tünel Feast
Istanbul Jazz Festival: Tünel Feast
Posted on 2013-06-11, Tue
A ‘festival within a festival’ that’s now in its fourth year. Jazz will take over the indoor venues around Tünel Square, featuring workshops, activies with a diverse range of concerts read more...
Manolo Valdés
Manolo Valdés
Posted on 2013-06-06, Thu
A leading figure of Spanish Pop Art, Manolo Valdés will display his works that extend form the 1980s to the present day. His paintings and sculptures demonstrate an ironic take on political and social obligation read more...
GASPAR KARAKÖY
GASPAR KARAKÖY
Posted on 2013-05-09, Thu
Stop by Gaspar Karaköy to get a cheeky meal of veal! read more...
Who are We? By Gazi Sansoy
Who are We? By Gazi Sansoy
Posted on 2013-05-09, Thu
Gazi Sansoy's solo exhibion entitled 'Who Are We?' displays oil on canvas works from the two series called 'Faceless,' and 'Miniature.' read more...
Patricia Barber
Posted on 2013-05-09, Thu
Chicago born, Patricia Barber is a jazz singer, songwriter, pianist and bandleader, known for her distinct voice as well as her witty lyrics read more...
An Art Break For My Mother
Posted on 2013-05-06, Mon
On Mother’s Day Istanbul Modern organizes the activity “An Art Break for My Mother.” While mothers take a special guided exhibition tour 6-10 year-olds attend the workshop “A Gift for my Mom” and design colorful felt jewelry for their mother. Also, in the activity “Three Generations Workshop,” families draw and paint together. read more...
New York based artist Ramon Maiden has an exhibition in town at Milk Gallery in Galata until May 30. read more...
Hidrellez - Spring Feast
Hidrellez - Spring Feast
Posted on 2013-05-02, Thu
Hidrellez is a seasonal festival in Turkey for the celebration of arrival of spring and awakening of nature and various activities are organized at the night of May 5th read more...
Istanbul Live
Istanbul Live
Posted on 2013-05-02, Thu
Defne Tesal’s first solo exhibition titled Cam Kenarı (Window Seat) will take place at Gallery Artist, Çukurcuma on April 27-May 17, 2013. read more...
TAMIRCI THE FAST AND THE CURIOUS
TAMIRCI THE FAST AND THE CURIOUS
Posted on 2013-04-30, Tue
We had no clue that Tamirci, a motorcycle repair shop by day, turns into a bustling club at night. read more...
SNTRL DÜKKAN SECRET SAX
SNTRL DÜKKAN SECRET SAX
Posted on 2013-04-30, Tue
Enjoying our hot cup of Americano at Sntrl Dükkan design store café in Galata, we thought we heard the smooth sounds of a saxophone. read more...
MISS PIZZA A BITE FOR ALL SEASONS
MISS PIZZA A BITE FOR ALL SEASONS
Posted on 2013-04-30, Tue
Pepperoni? Cheese? The combination of those mouth-watering smells could only mean one thing. read more...
ZÜBEYIR OCAKBAŞI LAMB CHOP?
ZÜBEYIR OCAKBAŞI LAMB CHOP?
Posted on 2013-04-29, Mon
He made us an offer we couldn't refuse. We were in Zübeyir Ocakbaşı, ready to enjoy a juicy kebab grilled over its copper-hooded hearth, when our waiter leaned in closer and gave us the lowdown on the restaurant's unknown menu. read more...
RIFF ART PROJECTS ROAD TO FINE ART
RIFF ART PROJECTS ROAD TO FINE ART
Posted on 2013-04-29, Mon
They kept sneaking in there. We were in Tophane, walking toward the Imperial Armory, when we saw a flock of people disappearing behind a suspicious door read more...
Şakir Gökçebağ's ​
Posted on 2013-04-29, Mon
For their "Portfolio Series", Plato ArtSpace plans on reviewing and presenting the works of important artists in Turkey's contemporary art scene, and in April and May they will introduce their first subject, Şakir Gökçebağ read more...
International Jazz Day
International Jazz Day
Posted on 2013-04-29, Mon
UNESCO and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz have partnered with the Turkish government and IKSV in making Istanbul the host city for 2013’s International Jazz Day read more...
Karaköy, near the Golden Horn, is Istanbul's latest upcoming neighbourhood. Our city insider finds the area's 10 most exciting new places to eat, shop, sleep and explore read more...
Istanbul'74
Posted on 2013-04-29, Mon
Power couple Demet Müftüoglu Eseli – long affiliated with Turkish luxury fashion label Vakko – and filmmaker Alphan Eseli established Istanbul'74, a thriving international arts and cultural platform, in late 2009 read more...
Lakerda, a dish made by preserving bonito fish, fresh from the market is part of the city's culinary tradition. Our bloggers see how it's done, and tuck into the resulting delicacy read more...
Top 5 guide to Çukurcuma, Istanbul
Posted on 2013-04-29, Mon
Istanbul's antiques district, Çukurcuma, is now home to novelist Orhan Pamuk's new Museum of Innocence – explore its winding streets with our top 5 guide read more...
Since the opening of Istanbul Modern in 2004, the neighborhoods of Karaköy and Tophane have witnessed an explosion of galleries, springing up in every available space from converted wheat mills to former tobacco warehouses, the buildings giving clues to the history of this industrial port-side district. read more...
Ayça Telgeren
Posted on 2013-04-27, Sat
In her second solo exhibition, Ayça Telgeren displays large scale paper works that have been cut by hand as well as acrylic landscapes on canvas and sculptures that explore supernatural aesthetic in their forms and sizes read more...
Nicola Conte Combo at Ghetto
Posted on 2013-04-27, Sat
The Italian jazz guitarist Nicola Conte is a classically-trained musician who focuses his efforts on acid jazz compositions that incorporate a wide variety of influences, from Italian film scores to ethnic Indian musi read more...
Miniature Trains
Posted on 2013-04-27, Sat
The Rahmi M. Koç Museum will take its visitors back to 1980s Turkey with the miniature recreation of the Selçuk-Efes-Meryemana area railroad that stretches 10.5 meters read more...
Best of Bosphorus Asian Side Dining
Posted on 2013-04-27, Sat
Very much worth the trip, the Asian Side of the Bosphorus offers dining with a view of the sea and a more calm feel because of the neighborhood's mostly residential makeup. See our list of the best: read more...
The original date for the invention oflokum is not clear. However, it is certain that Ali Muhittin Hacı Bekir’slokums introduced the taste to the world read more...
Sütlaç All over the world people love and eat rice pudding. It is so widespread that every country has its own preparation style read more...
Top 10 Outdoor Cafes in Istanbul
Posted on 2013-04-27, Sat
Some of the places in this article offer you a chance to experience history and mysticim, others offer an escapade to serenity in the middle of the hectic city life. It’s very unlikely you can try them all out during your visit, but I’m sure you’ll find a few that are just what you were looking for. read more...
KARAOKE
Posted on 2013-04-27, Sat
Staying alive, staying alive! With swaying hips and clicking fingers, we followed the tune through Taksim until we came to the sparkly doorway of Klub Karaoke read more...
The 121 km. long final stage of the 49th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey will start at Sultanahmet Square on Sunday. read more...
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY
Posted on 2013-04-26, Fri
Taken forward in partnership with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, International Jazz Day was adopted by UNESCO Member States on the initiative of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, in order to encourage and highlight jazz’s unique power for advancing intercultural dialogue and understanding across the world. read more...
Dubuffet’s Music
Posted on 2013-04-26, Fri
Within the scope of the exhibition “Fantastic Machinery: A Selection from the Renault Art Collection,”musicologist Alper Maral make a lecture-performance entitled “Dubuffet’s Music.” read more...
Prix Pictet:POWER
Posted on 2013-04-26, Fri
One of the major awards in photography today, the Prix Pictet aims to raise public awareness in social and environmental challenges of the current era. read more...
30 APRIL 2013 TUESDAY: 7.30pm THE SOFA HOTEL read more...
Istanbul's Best Auction Houses
Posted on 2013-04-26, Fri
The experience of an Istanbul auction house is a thing of its own, bringing art lovers to the heights of appreciation, ownership, and competition. read more...
THE NUT CRACKER
Posted on 2013-04-26, Fri
Composed by Tchaikovsky, the Nutcracker has been the a ballet of striking popularity since it’s debut in 1892 at St. Petersburg. Currently, it is being performed all over the world by many ballet companies and schools. read more...
Italian Cuisine Cooking Class
Posted on 2013-04-26, Fri
Learn how to cook recipes that are sure to impress with expert guidance at one of the Istanbul Culinary Institute’s outstanding three hour workshops. read more...
Topkapı Palace Gold on the Floor
Posted on 2013-04-25, Thu
We were blinded by a yellow glimmer. As we followed the crowd though Topkapı Palace, we caught sight of a golden glint. read more...
İstanbul Modern Past and Future
Posted on 2013-04-25, Thu
Istanbul Modern’s new exhibition draws from its permanent collection to highlight the historical link to the past that art museums establish as sites of memory, and their role in shaping the future by their commitment to collecting and preserving works of art. read more...
EXHIBITION | THE GREAT LICHTENSTEIN
Posted on 2013-04-24, Wed
A Retrospective is display on Tate and is the first full-scale retrospective of the great American artist in over twenty years. Co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, this momentous show brings together 125 of his most definitive paintings and sculptures. read more...
Kahve6
Posted on 2013-04-24, Wed
We felt the Aegean breeze blowing softly on our faces. We looked around to check if we were still surrounded by tall concrete buildings. read more...
On 28 March 1941, Woolf put on her overcoat, filled its pockets with stones, and walked into the Rıver Ouse near her home and drowned herself. Woolf’s body was not found until 18 April 1941. In her last note to her husband she wrote: read more...
Barış Manço Museum
Posted on 2013-04-24, Wed
We drank it all in. We were visiting the Barış Manço Museum when, suddenly, we were hypnotized by the soothing smell of green tea. We followed it down to the mansion's basement, went through a small room with stained-glass windows, turned left and eureka! read more...
FASHION | Scandinavia
Posted on 2013-04-24, Wed
Fashion Scandinavia, Contemporary Cool by Dorothea Gundtoft is a stylish new book which heralds a new movement in fashion (alongside a sister exhibition at Somerset House – the arrival of Scandinavian designers onto the world scene. read more...
Sensation Istanbul
Posted on 2012-08-15, Wed
Sensation is coming to Turkey, with their partners One Colony, on 13th October 2012. The Ataköy Athletics Arena, Istanbul, will be transformed into a magical Wicked Wonderland, a place full of secrets and surprises, rewarding the curiosity of those willing to open the door to their imagination. read more...
Feist Leslie
Posted on 2012-08-13, Mon
Canadian singer-songwriter Feist will perform her first-ever Istanbul concert on Saturday, 25 August in Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park. With her smooth and silky voice, Feist has not only won her fans’ hearts but also four Grammy nominations and 6 Juno awards. After receiving the Shortlist Music Prize with The Reminder, Feist released her album Metals in 2011. read more...
The Great Masters
Posted on 2012-07-13, Fri
This new interactive exhibition sheds light on the 16th century Renaissance masters: Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rafael. Developed from the “And There was Light” exhibition previously shown in Sweden, The Great Masters brings viewers closer to the scientific discoveries and inventions made by this trinity of Renaissance masters. read more...
Marcus Miller Renaissance
Posted on 2012-07-02, Mon
A project İstanbul jazz lovers have been waited with bated breath for, international music star Marcus Miller is set to take to the Cemil Topuzlu Open Air stage on July 7 alongside an ensemble of top Turkish musicians in the premiere of a special project in honor of the city’s 40th annual jazz festival. read more...
Ipresents and reviews various formal and conceptual approaches to realism in the field of contemporary painting in Turkey. Onur Gülfidan (Istanbul), Seydi Murat Koç (Istanbul), Mehmet Yılmaz (Ankara), and Ahmet Duru (Izmir) gdiscuss how the style of realistic painting is able to reflect, analyse and criticize the world we live in. read more...
Sabine Delafon has taken over 800 passport photographs of herself in photobooths since 1987. Using these portrait photos, Delafon created a series of search posters printed in 16 different languages. read more...
American soul singer and songwriter, Erykah Badu
Four-time Grammy award winning American soul singer and songwriter, Erykah Badu is set for her first ever Istanbul concert on July 13 at Harbiye’s Cemil Topuzlu Openair Theater. read more...