Category: Art

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British Turks turn on the talent for the 2nd Turkish Community Art Exhibition

A new exhibition has opened in London showcasing the creative talents of professional and amateur artists of Turkish heritage living in Britain. Titled the 2nd Turkish Community Art Exhibition, and on display at the Yunus Emre Institute (YEI) just off Tottenham Court Road, the artwork includes traditional and contemporary pieces, from oil paintings to sculpture, […]

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Turkish family nostalgia with Memory Matters exhibition, on show at London’s Fitzrovia Gallery

A new short-run exhibition in Central London will get you feeling very nostalgic about Turkish home life. Artist Didem Ünlü, whose paintings have featured in Turkey, Britain and beyond, dips into personal photos from old family albums for her latest exhibition called Memory Matters. The photos are combined with her mother’s textile notebooks and sewing […]

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Call for submissions for London’s 2nd Turkish Community Art Exhibition

The Yunus Emre Institute has announced details about its upcoming Turkish Community Art Exhibition, which will take place in central London early in 2020. The Institute is inviting British Turks to submit their creative works for consideration. The exhibition is a showcase of the creative talents of both professional and amateur artists of Turkish heritage […]

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Beyond Words – “A life on canvas, a breath of sculpture”

A new art exhibition called Beyond Words will open in Camden on Monday, 4 November. The five-day event will bring together an exciting mix of new and established artists from Britain, Turkey, Germany, and China, showcasing their diverse cultures and artforms. Among those whose work will be on display are Ottoman fine arts specialist Kaan […]

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Record broken as Ottoman artist’s painting sells for £6.3m in London

A rare work by Turkish painter Osman Hamdi Bey has sold for £6,315,000, setting a new world record price for the artist at auction. The picture of a young woman reading the Qur’an fetched the record-breaking fee at an auction of 19thcentury European, Victorian and British Impressionist art at the Bonhams auction house on New […]

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Hussein Chalayan puts spotlight on “isolated North Nicosia” as guest editor of Wallpaper* Magazine

The latest edition of Wallpaper* – the world’s leading publication for architecture, design, fashion, art and interiors – sees Hussein Chalayan MBE as one of two guest editors. The fashion designer uses the opportunity to put the spotlight on his hometown of northern Nicosia in Cyprus, which remains internationally isolated due to the ongoing dispute […]

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Cyprus artworks and recordings hidden for nearly 50 years to go on show

Paintings and audio-visual recordings that have been gathering dust for almost five decades are to go on show in Cyprus at an exhibition, it has been announced. They will be displayed to the public for the first time since 1974, the United Nations spokesperson in Cyprus said on behalf of the island’s bicommunal Technical Committee […]

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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. […]