A Love Letter to London

Dear London, My love for you kindled years ago, the first time I visited on a cold November day as a child in the 3rd grade. I remember how the younger me, who loved traveling but was always glad to be going back home to Istanbul, was in a silent woe as she got onto the… Continue reading A Love Letter to London

Architecturally Fascinating Exhibitions

As a frequent visitor to exhibitions and galleries, it is always a pleasure to come across art that relates closely to architecture. It is surprisingly common to find architectural connections in artwork, especially in installations and three-dimensional pieces. So in this post, I will be sharing some of my favourite early 2018 artistically-architectural artworks on display in… Continue reading Architecturally Fascinating Exhibitions

The Future of Art: BBC Podcast

FutureProofing is a radio program/podcast on BBC Radio 4 about the future of human existence in every aspect including language, cities, sports, and art. It is an audio 'time machine', as they put it, offering educated guesses about our future. Due to rapid technological advancement, art has evolved to incorporate technology, especially algorithm, to create immersive,… Continue reading The Future of Art: BBC Podcast

The Photographers’ Gallery: Exhibitions in Conversation

Photography is an artform that inherently captures time and expands a single moment to eternity. Although all photography is a record of an instant, the feeling of time, movement, and authenticity vary immensely according to the technique used. The vast difference between the current and the previous photos on display at The Photographers' Gallery illustrate… Continue reading The Photographers’ Gallery: Exhibitions in Conversation

The Art Scene in Istanbul

During my visit to Istanbul, I visited several galleries and the reviews are in! I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibitions at Caddebostan Cultural Centre (CKM) in Kadikoy and at Pera Museum in Taksim. Caddebostan Cultural Center (CKM) CKM houses a cinema, a theatre, and several exhibition spaces on various floors as well as numerous offices, shops,… Continue reading The Art Scene in Istanbul

Istanbul: The Ephemeral Charm

I visited Istanbul in January and spent 18 days in this weirdly charming yet frustrating city. I was born in Istanbul and spent 17 years there before leaving for college. My life there consisted of going back and forth between home and school and occasionally meeting up with friends at a cafe, which I would… Continue reading Istanbul: The Ephemeral Charm

England is Mine: The Art of Not Giving Up

I recently watched 'England is Mine', a movie that seemed very relevant to my current life experience. 'England is Mine', directed by Mark Gill, is a biographical movie about the lead singer of the famous 80s British indie band The Smiths. The movie tells the story of Steven Patrick Morrissey before he formed the Smiths and… Continue reading England is Mine: The Art of Not Giving Up

Art and Architecture: Oslo Opera House

Art is the ultimate form of expression. When spatial function and a concern for public needs is added to it, art becomes architecture. Hence, architecture is a form of civic art that embodies the soul of its time, it represents ‘gestalt’ with its arrangement of space as well as its aesthetic qualities. Although not all… Continue reading Art and Architecture: Oslo Opera House

Winy Maas Lecture at the Bartlett

On Wednesday evening, I attended a public lecture by Winy Maas at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Winy Maas is the 'M' in 'MVRDV', the world-renowned Dutch architecture firm famous for its unprecedented designs all over the world as well as thought-provoking proposals for experimental projects. Needless to say, the lecture was very interesting both because of… Continue reading Winy Maas Lecture at the Bartlett

RIBA Sterling Stories 2017

On a Thursday evening a few weeks ago, I had the chance to attend the RIBA Sterling Stories event. This event takes place prior to the announcement of the Stirling Prize winner of the year, and consist of presentations of the 6 finalist architectural projects. It was my first time attending an event related to such… Continue reading RIBA Sterling Stories 2017