Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
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.
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.
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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.
Buse Kayar - ISTANBUL
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.
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
GAZİANTEP – DHA
A unique earthenware puppet baby dating from around 1,500 years B.C. is on exhibition in the Medusa Glass Artifacts Museum in the eastern province of Gaziantep.
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
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
“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.
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.
Hatice Utkan Özden - ISTANBUL
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.
Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan received Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize in the German city of Osnabrück on Sept. 22.
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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’