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Church-turned mosque closed in Venice

Church-turned mosque closed in Venice

A Swiss-Icelandic artist’s mosque installation, which was placed in the former Catholic church of Santa Maria dell’Abbazia della Misericordia as part of Iceland’s pavilion at the 56th Biennale art fair in Venice, has been closed after mounting opposition against the project.

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Portraits by Cecil Beaton at Pera Museum

Portraits by Cecil Beaton at Pera Museum

The Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation and the Pera Museum, in the context of its 10th anniversary celebration program, is presenting the works of Oscar-winning costume designer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) until July 26.

Comment(s)5/21/2015

Shirin Neshat, inadvertent narrator of history

Shirin Neshat, inadvertent narrator of history

A retrospective in Washington provides a glimpse not just of the artist Shirin Neshat’s art and life, but also the trajectory of Iran in modern times, from the 1953 coup through the 1979 Islamic Revolution to the recent Green Movement

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With names like Lewis and Keitel, IST Festival is ready to start

With names like Lewis and Keitel, IST Festival is ready to start

The annual Istanbul International Arts & Culture (IST) Festival, curated by the arts and culture platform “Istanbul ’74,” is back in town from May 22 to 24, attracting some of creative industries’ most famous international and national names to the city.

Comment(s)5/20/2015

Picasso vs. Khomeini: Inside Iran’s hidden art collection

Picasso vs. Khomeini: Inside Iran’s hidden art collection

Iranian authorities have offered daily Hürriyet journalists a sneak peak of former queen Farah Pahlavi’s collection of modern art, which included Picassos, Pollocks and Warhols, preserved next to the portraits of Ayatollah Khomeini.

Comment(s)5/21/2015

The legacy of 'Heyet-i Teftişiye-i Maliye' in the evolution of Turkey's fiscal governance

The legacy of 'Heyet-i Teftişiye-i Maliye' in the evolution of Turkey's fiscal governance

The Heyet-i Teftişiye-i Maliye is one of the handful of Ottoman institutions incorporated by the young Republic

Comment(s)5/20/2015

New design event in Istanbul

New design event in Istanbul

Architectural firm Atelier187 presents the first edition of Design Scene Istanbul in the historical building of Cezayir Restaurant in the Beyoğlu neighborhood.

Comment(s)5/21/2015

Mardin Biennial starts at monastery

Mardin Biennial starts at monastery

The 3rd Mardin Biennial, organized by the Mardin Cinema Association, opened on May 17 at the idle Morephrem Monastery in the eastern province of Mardin

Comment(s)5/18/2015

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