Urban Voices

Soufiane Ababri, Memories of a Solitary Cruise Sabine Küper   The first solo exhibition in Turkey of Moroccan artist Soufiane Ababri. « Memories of a solitary cruise » at “The Pill” offers an immersive journey into fantasy, western representations, and projections by sensitively avoiding counter-stereotyping. The set-up of the exhibition invites to a kind of shielded Boudoir. The audience has to cross through a thick…

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Next 100 years of ULUS in renewed pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić, Belgrade March 14, 2019 All Posts / Culture Jamming / Events / Future Archive / i-collect / Places / Topics / Voices “Next 100 years of ULUS in renewed pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić”, at Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić in Belgrade, Serbia. Group exhibition of ULUS independent, freelance, artist’s works is opened on March 7th and it lasts till March 17th 2019. During the…

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Three Sided Football

Three Sided World Cup Thomas Büsch The next Three-Sided Football World Cup will take place June 1-3 in Madrid. The alternative World Cup tournament shortly before the official one kicks off in Russia. Filippo Ricci, one of the long-standing Philosophy Football players, is planning to hold it in Madrid, where three sided football have been played before and where he is based as a football correspondent. It is open to all regions, nations, towns…

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Black Sea Traces

Democratic Luxury / Demokratik Lüks Thomas Büsch Rampa Istanbul presents the first posthumous gallery show of Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin on September 2 on the occasion of the 14th Istanbul Biennial. The exhibition brings together over 45 works produced during the two decades on either side of the new millennium, including a selection of studies, drawings and notes from the Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin archive. In 2007, he represented Turkey in the 52nd…

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Sophia Pompéry, “the silent shape of things”, ARTER Istanbul

x: Miralamentira from Yollarda on Vimeo. Mirrored in a plate of water the protagonist is drinking her own reflection. Sophia Pompéry: Plume from Yollarda on Vimeo. Projected on a wall the video shows clouds of colour. What created the impression of japanese landscape paintings and plumes of smoke are in fact dilluding water colours. Sophia Pompéry: Light Shades, Ten Meters and Popcorn Clones from Yollarda on Vimeo. The show is a playful but…

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Journalist Matthew Power died in Uganda

The news that New York based journalist Matthew Power died on March 10th at age 39 while on assignment in Uganda prompted an outpouring of grief from the media world. Many fellow journalists felt a strong connection to Power, a skilled writer and reporter who not only had an enviable career writing in-depth articles from locations near and far. Matthew Power in London 2012; Photo Bradley Garrett Power was accompanying the British explorer…

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A Poet in Transition

On tuesday, 8th of december, the poets Efe Duyan(Istanbul) and Matthias Göritz (Frankfurt Main) will have a common reading at Panayia Apt. on Emir Nevruz Sok. (Near Istiklal Caddesi), presenting their own works and first results of their cooperations in translation. Matthias Göritz spent two thirds of his adult life abroad. The poet and novelist is currently an artist in residence at the Cultural Academy Villa Tarabya in Istanbul and came to…

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Davutpaşa Mid 3

[widgetkit id=3504] Exhibiton at Depo Tophane-Istanbul, 23.11.-23.12.12 Artist Ahmet Sel could have been one of the imprisoned. As a leftist young men he managed to flee out of the country on time. Countless young people were locked behind bars for years after the military coup 1980 in Turkey. Most of them had never been involved in violent activities. The were political activists, posting petitions, sharing out flyers, demonstrating. Ahmet…

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