Nine other repatriated works were seized from Met Trustee Shelby White, whose collection was subject to a criminal investigation.
After Earthquakes, Art in Istanbul Takes on New Resonance
Four exhibitions planned prior to the devastating earthquakes grapple with presciently timely themes of loss, healing and transformation.
Turkey Waited Too Long to Repatriate Marble Idol, Court Rules
The 6,000-year-old “Stargazer,” which Turkey alleges was looted, once belonged to disgraced antiquities collector Michael Steinhardt.
Art Orgs Mobilize Support After Turkey-Syria Earthquakes
Artists and cultural organizations have been contributing to the post-disaster relief efforts despite their own needs for support.
Like a Bird on Barbed Wire
Felekşan Onar reimagines refugees as birds in search of utopia.
Deadly Earthquake Damages Cultural Sites in Turkey and Syria
The 7.8-magnitude quake has killed at least 2,600 people and destroyed a 2nd-century castle, among other landmarks.
Turkey Targets Film Deemed “LGBT Propaganda”
The Turkish Culture Ministry has demanded its funding back on an award-winning independent film after a smear campaign by conservative media.
The Stage as a “Living Concept” in Turkey’s Performance Art
While The 90s Onstage looks back to a dynamic moment in Turkey’s performance art scene, Ata Doğruel’s “Light Source” reflects on the present.
Man Holding His Penis Is Early Example of Ancient “Narrative” Art
The 11,000-year-old wall relief discovered in Southeastern Turkey may reflect humans’ changing roles in the natural world during the Neolithic Revolution.
Istanbul Biennial Asks, Can We Talk?
Spread across a dozen venues, with 500 contributors from almost 30 nations, the Biennial aims to draw in a public estranged by politics and two years of pandemic lockdowns.
Photographing History’s Silences and Gaps
A former journalist, Sim Chi Yin came to question the primacy of archival sources after realizing the deliberate decisions behind what gets included or excluded.
Hagia Sophia’s Marble Floors Suffer “Tremendous Damage,” Reports Say
Images circulating online appear to show cracked and damaged floors caused by heavy cleaning machinery used at the historic structure.