Category: Art

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Şenay Camgöz presents a series of films about her “fierce HALA”

  From this Thursday to Saturday, the public will be able to see artwork produced by emerging artists, designers and makers at The Menier Gallery in Southwark, as they conclude their year of intensive creative study on the City Lit Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. Among those exhibiting is a young filmmaker called Şenay Camgöz, who […]

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New Banksy mural in New York demands release of Turkish artist Zehra Doğan

On Thursday night, one of the world’s most famous artists unveiled a giant new mural in New York protesting the imprisonment of a young artist in Turkey. The ‘Free Zehra Doğan’ painting by Banksy appeared on a wall on the corner of Houston Street and Bowery in East Village, and was verified as his on […]

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Indulge your senses with this special night of live music and painting

  It’s not often an event promoter combines amazing live music with art in a historic setting and all for a good cause, but that’s exactly what consultant Zeynep Ober sets out to achieve with Painting Meets Music. While the event name lacks imagination, the evening’s contents certainly sparkle. Renowned flautist Şefika Kutluer performs, accompanied […]

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Art: see Upright Animal and hear artist Selma Parlour talk about her first major London exhibition

Pi Artworks London’s latest exhibition showcases new work by emerging talent Selma Parlour. Called Upright Animal and curated by Sacha Craddock, it is the Johannesburg-born artist’s first major solo exhibition in Britain and features a series of large ‘human-size’ paintings that imitate and challenge the austerity of the white cube gallery space. UK-educated, Parlour’s work […]

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Sümer Erek’s new exhibition Mediterranean Days set to open in Dalston

Sümer Erek continues with his Mediterranean themed art with a new exhibition that opens in the heart of East London next week. In his latest collection, Erek, who is of Turkish Cypriot origin, pieces together Mediterranean culture. He starts by remarking a ‘single sea shore’. To these he adds elements that reflect the behaviour, lifestyle, and […]

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From artistic ancestors to clueless descendants: Ottoman-obsessed hallucinations in New Turkey

Two weeks ago, an angry mob attacked an art exhibition at Istanbul’s Abdülmecid Efendi Pavilion. The building used to belong to the last Ottoman Caliph Abdülmecid. The exhibition, called Doors Open to Those Who Knock, showcased artwork owned by Turkish businessperson Ömer Koç. It opened to public at the Pavilion during the 15th Istanbul Biennial, […]