Lee Bul: Hayward Gallery Invasion

Hayward Gallery at Southbank Centre has been transformed into 'another place (at) another time' with the South Korean artist Lee Bul's artworks adorning the space. Formed of a compilation of sculptures, interactive installations, as well as study models, paintings, and sketches, Bul's work is in conversation with the gallery. It follows a spatial and thematic… Continue reading Lee Bul: Hayward Gallery Invasion

On Rapid Response Collecting

I recently got the chance to give a tour of Rapid Response Collecting at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, South Kensington. Rapid response collecting is a quite new addition to the V&A, it was opened to the public in July 2014. The items in this gallery are collected to record notable events in… Continue reading On Rapid Response Collecting

Houston

I visited Texas, Houston a few weeks ago. Flying towards the great American continent from across the Pacific ocean in clear blue skies, I got to see many cities from miles above. The sheer size of the land is absolutely incomprehensible. The highways arching across into the distance, as far as you can see from… Continue reading Houston

Old Street Roundabout Re-Visited: 5 Inspiring Proposals

Islington City Council has recently announced the longlist for the upcoming renovation of 'The Iconic Gateway' at Old Street, London. The longlist includes incredibly creative design solutions by world-renowned architects and designers for the site in the middle of the vibrant neighborhoods Shroderitch and Hackney. On Islington City Council's website are several documents explaining the project… Continue reading Old Street Roundabout Re-Visited: 5 Inspiring Proposals

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 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