Category: Art

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Rare Süleyman the Magnificent portrait fetches £5.3m at London auction

A portrait of Ottoman ruler Süleyman the Magnificent has been sold for more than £5.3 million at an auction in London. The 500-year-old painting went under the hammer on Wednesday, 1 May, for a total of £5,323,500. That was more than 15 times the initial estimate of £250,000 to £350,000, according to auction house Sotheby’s. […]

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Hala at the V&A – and you can see her too!

This Friday, the V&A – one of London’s premiere museum spaces – will screen Hala, or paternal aunt in Turkish. The work of talented young artist Şenay Camgöz, who specialises in moving image and performance, Hala is “a fierce, intelligent and resentful woman, a powerful and enduring archetype”. The actor-turned-filmmaker says she created the character “to explore […]

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Tracey Emin’s new exhibition A Fortnight of Tears opens at White Cube Bermondsey

One of Britain’s most prominent contemporary artists opens a new exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey today. Tracey Emin’s solo show ‘A Fortnight of Tears’ brings together new works that stem from the artist’s personal memories and emotions, ranging from loss, grief, longing and spiritual love. Of Turkish Cypriot heritage through her father Enver Emin, Tracey […]

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‘Istanbul meets London’ in third art exhibition
 

Work by nine top Turkish artists living in Turkey and Britain has gone on display in east London for the third “Istanbul Meets London” exhibition. Organised by art consultants Zeynep Ober and Gülce İlken, the event features a range of artworks including sculptures, marbling art, paintings and Anatolian handcrafted jewellery. The“exquisite”exhibition aims to “breathe a […]

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Will your primary school child become a work of art? Steve McQueen teams up with the Tate to create portraits of London’s Year 3 pupils

Tate Britain, Artangel and A New Direction have invited every primary school in the capital to take part in one of world’s most ambitious contemporary art projects. Turner Prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen is aiming to make a portrait of an entire age group of Londoners, capturing tens of thousands of Year 3 […]

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Last week to enrol on Yunus Emre Institute’s Istanbul Art Trip

Do you fancy exploring one of the most magical cities in the world? The Yunus Emre Institute (YEI) is organising a six-day Istanbul visit in October, combining art workshops with trips to important historic and religious sites and museums, such as the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Sultanahmet Mosque. YEI’s illumination (tezhip) course instructor Nagihan […]