Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Istanbul returns to Hollywood with ‘Inferno,’ the latest film version of a work by Dan Brown, although the teeming metropolis is again shoehorned into just a few locations in the old city
Child brides in Turkey are often raped, beaten and forced to undergo virginity tests, according to Eylem Atakav, the director of a new documentary which aims to break the silence on the taboo issue.
The Hard Rock Café Istanbul will host its 3rd Halloween party on Oct. 31.
STOCKHOLM - Agence France-Presse
American music legend Bob Dylan on Oct. 13 won the Nobel Literature Prize, the first songwriter to win the prestigious award and an announcement that stunned prize watchers
The Istanbul Recitals will open the 2016-2017 season on Oct. 15 at the Seed venue at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum. The recitals, which will continue for nine months with an extraordinary virtuoso presented every month, will open with the world famous French pianist Jean Efflam Bavouzet.
Nazlan Ertan - İZMİR
Praxis Perform, an İzmir-based group of actors, takes on censorship, sexual violence and resistance in a one-woman play on the French Revolution and the death of Marat.
The first international performance platform in Turkey to bring performance artists together, Performistanbul, is starting the new season with a series of performances and events that will take place at Art ON Istanbul, BLOK Art Space and Artnivo Project Space.
ROME - Reuters
Nobel prize-winning Italian playwright, director and political activist Dario Fo, an acclaimed satirist who poked a finger in the eye of the church and state, has died aged 90, officials said on Oct. 13
The third Istanbul Design Biennial, “Are We Human? : The Design of the Species : 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 years,” will open this weekend with events around the city for the next month.
Hatice Utkan Özden - ISTANBUL
An exhibition titled ‘A Sharp Cliff after a Soft Landing’ aims to discover how memory affects the making of art while focusing on momentary shifts in memory. Curator Mehmet Kahraman divides the exhibition into two different galleries, aiming to show audiences the influence of momentary encounters in our memories
As part of an extensive array of antiquities from India and the Islamic world, Bonhams has announced a fine and rare İznik pottery tile as one of the highlights of its upcoming sale to be held in London on Oct. 18.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘On Extremism and Democracy in Europe’ by Cas Mudde (Routledge, 163 pages, £45)
FRANKFURT - Agence France-Presse
The Frankfurt book fair opened on Oct. 18 with a plea for Turkey to release acclaimed author and rights activist Aslı Erdoğan, jailed along with other journalists in the aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey
FOLDED CORNER | ‘A Tunisian Tale’ by Hassouna Mosbahi, translated by Max Weiss (American University in Cairo Press, 142 pages)