Post image for Digitally Sewn Photographs that Extend Our Depth of Vision

Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktaş describes his surreal photographic series Flatland as a “multidimensional romantic point of view.”

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Post image for Istanbul Gallery Cancels War-Themed Exhibition, Citing “the Delicate Situation in Turkey”

Post-Peace, an exhibition that was slated to open on March 2 at the nonprofit cultural center Akbank Sanat in Istanbul, has been cancelled due to what organizers are describing as ongoing political tensions within Turkey.

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Post image for Gathering Gossip and Parsing Truth at the Istanbul Biennial

ISTANBUL — “Gossip,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is “trifling or groundless rumour.” I actually like to think of it as knowledge, but the kind that’s not considered true or rational — at least not yet anyway.

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Post image for Allegedly Fake Joan Mirós Trigger Trials in Turkey

On November 20, 2013, an exhibition titled Miró in Istanbul opened at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University’s Tophane-i Amire Culture and Arts Center, but its two-month run was cut short when the objects on view were denounced as fake and it closed on December 20.

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Post image for Art that Opens Our Eyes to Istanbul’s Political Disintegration

ISTANBUL — The ground was literally shaking as we walked into the dilapidated Rizzo Palace on the island of Büyükada, the biggest of the Prince Islands of Istanbul.

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Post image for In Two Istanbul Galleries, Artists Piece Together Memories of Gezi

ISTANBUL — Central Istanbul looks markedly different today than it did around this time two years ago.

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Post image for What Is the Role of an Intellectual During a Revolution?

ISTANBUL — Last Saturday Yassin al-Haj Saleh, one of the most vocal intellectuals of the Syrian Civil War or Revolution (depending on your perspective), attended a screening of Our Terrible Country (2014) at SALT Galata.

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Post image for In the Wake of Gezi, Taking Stock of Istanbul’s Art Scene

ISTANBUL — What are the ramifications of the Gezi Taksim protests for the artistic community in Istanbul and, by extension, the arts in Turkey?

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Selfie Justification

by Alicia Eler on March 17, 2014

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LOS ANGELES — I hit the brakes at a stoplight and turn my head to the left. I spot a young woman waiting for the bus. In golden capital letters on her t-shirt, the words WHY NOT shine boldly.

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Post image for As the Ottoman Empire Turns: Taner Ceylan on Occupy Gezi and Turkish Taboos

German-born, Istanbul-based Turkish artist Taner Ceylan, a prominent Turkish artist whose work deals with the hidden histories of the Ottoman Empire.

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