Category: events

A season with art in focus

The first half of this year’s art season has come to an end in Istanbul with the closing of the 13th Istanbul Biennial. The city’s intense art program continues for another month, featuring new exhibition openings as well as Istanbul’s biggest art fair. The eighth edition of Contemporary Istanbul will run on November 7-10 2013…
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In new Turkish fashion

A strong presence of young Turkish fashion designers at international events sends a clear message to the world: they’re ready to conquer. While a local designer piece still makes an exceptional souvenir from Turkey, its reputation already reaches far beyond the country’s border.   In the fashion world it is impossible to avoid labels. One…
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Challenging architects in Istanbul

Next week, October 7-8, Turkish and foreign architects will gather in Istanbul at Arkimeet to discuss the current issues of urban development in a local and global context. Prior to the event, BRIDGE talked to Ömer Yılmaz, managing partner of Arkitera Architecture Center, the organizer of Arkimeet, about the changes in Istanbul as seen from…
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13th Istanbul Biennial: Have you found what you were looking for?

Halil Altindere, Wonderland, 2013   If there could have been only one piece at the 13 Istanbul Biennial, foreign guests would choose Halil Altındere’s “Wonderland.” The video is not exclusive to the event, and has been previously shown in Istanbul’s galleries. International journalists and art professionals present at the exhibition’s preview formed a long line…
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Is future of fashion design made in Turkey?

On Friday, July 5, under the title “Future of fashion design. Made in Turkey” four young designer labels: Asli Filinta, Ece Gözen, Nazli Bozdag and Nevra Karaca No.7, showed their SS 2014 collections during Mercedes-Benz Berlin Fashion Week. Here is our recap of the event: Asli Filinta‘s stage presentation: Nevra Karaca No. 7 – Spring-Summer 2014…
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Istanbul in pictures worth more than a thousand words…

Our work on the first issue of BRIDGE was interrupted by the events of May 31. Here is our visual chronicle – in a place of a thousand words. All photos © Barbaros Kayan. According to the sign above: “We’re here when you need us” For more images visit Barbaros Kayan photography website.