By literally projecting himself into spaces typically reserved for heterosexual Turkish men, Sinan Tuncay has created a reality in which he takes part in rites of passage that he never experienced.
Vanessa H. Larson
Vanessa H. Larson is a writer and editor in Washington, D.C., who was previously based in Istanbul. She covers visual arts, culture and film, particularly of the Middle East and Islamic world, and has written for The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy and other publications. She's on Twitter @vanessahlarson.
“Her Music, It Had a Message”: Visitors Remember Aretha Franklin at DC Museum
Through Wednesday, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC is displaying a lithographic poster of Franklin by famed graphic designer Milton Glaser.
The Enduring Influence of Ikat Fabric, from Oscar de la Renta to Contemporary Design
Ikat patterns have become enormously popular in both fashion and interior design. But most consumers seem to be ignorant of the textile’s cultural origins.