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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Arkas Art Center’s new exhibition ‘Landscapes of Water’ shows the sea at its best and its worst through the eyes of 70 artists from the 19th and early 20th century
The 16th Filmekimi, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), will be bringing cinephiles in seven different cities together with outstanding films between Sept. 29 and Oct. 8. The festival will travel to six more cities during October.
Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan received Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize in the German city of Osnabrück on Sept. 22.
It wasn’t exactly instant karma when Beatle John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, heard about a Polish beverage company’s new drink called “John Lemon.” She threatened legal action alleging that it infringed on the trademark of her late husband.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The New Sultan: Erdoğan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey’ by Soner Çağaptay (IB Tauris, 240 pages, $25)
Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and HBO miniseries ‘Big Little Lies’ were the big winners, with five statuettes each, on Sept 17 at the 69th Primetime Emmys
The premiere of a documentary on the global 1968 student protests, titled “Generacija ‘68” (Generation ’68), will be held at the SALT Galata Auditorium on Sept. 21, the International Day of Peace.
The Istanbul Modern Cinema will present a film program to run parallel to the 15th Istanbul Biennial, which takes “a good neighbor” as its theme.
Considered the best North African musician in the world, Algerian singer Souad Massi will take the stage once again in Istanbul as part of the 6th International Clarinet Festival
A man from Turkey’s Cizre district in the southeastern province of Şırnak shared the stage with British singer Anne Marie to sing along to her famous song “Rockabye” in Istanbul late on Sept. 9.
Mercan Dede, also known as DJ Arkın Allen, spun his original mixes at Perili Köşk on Sept. 14, for the opening of Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, featuring the special exhibition “A Runaway World” by American artist Diana Thater.
Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in film as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Aug. 20 at the age of 91
The Performistanbul YouTube channel will be presenting new live camera performances, documentaries, and interviews as well as videos of past performances.
The 24th International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival, organized by the State Opera and Ballet Directorate, will be held between Aug. 23 and Sept. 4 at the Aspendos Ancient Theater in the southern province of Antalya
A new art center in the Turkish capital has been named after intellectual and artist Zülfü Livaneli, with the opening of the center in the Çankaya district of the city attended by Ankara Çankaya Mayor Alper Taşdelen and Livaneli himself.
Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), the 15th Istanbul Biennial brings together artworks by 56 artists from 32 countries, all addressing various notions of home, belonging and neighborhood.
“Why Are We ‘Artists’? – 100 World Art Manifestos,” newly published by Penguin Books, is a collection of 100 artists’ manifestos from across the world between 1909 and 2012, bringing together activists, post-colonialists, surrealists, socialists, nihilists and a host of other voices.
Cenk Özbay, an associate professor at Sabancı University, speaks to HDN about his book ‘Queering Sexualities in Turkey: Gay Men, Male Prostitutes and the City’
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Queering Sexualities in Turkey: Gay Men, Male Prostitutes and the City’ by Cenk Özbay (IB Tauris, 194 pages, £64)
Shipwrecks from 1,000-2,700 years ago were discovered on southern coasts. Officials think they do not need to be removed and can be protected in their original place
Tombs found in a necropolis in Van’s Çavuştepe Castle reveal information about the burial customs of the Urartians. Excavations found the skeletons of a man, woman and a horse
The Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) in the ancient city of Side has been undergoing restoration since 2004, and it will soon finally be completed and opened to visitors