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April 2019

New Human Agenda | Akbank Sanat

April 13 - May 25

The New Human Agenda reflects on living conditions and politics of co-existence in our time; not only among humans, but also in our relation to other organisms and ecosystems, creating a playful discursive podium to interrogate prevailing power mechanisms. As natural habitats are translated into digital landscapes, we gain new perspectives of the animals in the forest, the micro-organisms populating our world, pushing the frontiers of humans outwards to space and inwards into our bodies. The works in this exhibition…

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Burcu Erden: Calling For The Mass @ARTON

April 26 - May 31

Burcu Erden’s first solo exhibition, “Calling For The Mass”, will open in Art On Istanbul on April 26th. Erden displays a dynamic series of works that differentiates from her previous ones at Art On Istanbul and her solo show that took place at Tophane-i Amire Culture and Art Center last year, titled “Ashes of Tomorrow”. The young artist’s works, that are transformed through her search of abstraction and form, can be seen until May 31st. The exhibition that is composed of…

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May 2019

Turhan Selçuk Retrospective | Yapı Kredi Culture and Art

May 17 - August 9

Yapı Kredi Culture and Art hosts “Turhan Selçuk Retrospective”. The exhibition shows the works of Turhan Selçuk, a pioneer of the modernization period of Turkish cartoon art, and can be visited at Yapı Kredi Culture and Art Building between 17 May and 9 August. The Turhan Selçuk Retrospective ”exhibition, designed by Yeşim Demir, brings together the most distinguished lines from all periods of Selçuk's seventy years of art life, starting in the 1940s until the 2000s.

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New Creators – Pınar Akkurt @ATÖLYE | Istanbul

May 22

16th edition of New Creators, organized by ATÖLYE and Bigumigu, is hosting artist and designer Pınar Akkurt. Focusing mostly on installations, Akkurt uses easy-to-reach, everyday objects and transforms them into new shapes and forms, giving them new functions. Her key concepts are color, perspective, transformation and upcycling. A graduate of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Graphic Design Department, she has worked as a designer for years, never giving up research and implementation on how to form fresh visual languages and…

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June 2019

7th Kerning Conference: Wor(l)ds

June 5 - June 7

The 7th Kerning Conference, an international conference dedicated only to type & web typography, will be held June 5-7 in Faenza, Italy. Kerning includes two days of workshops (June 5-6) and a day of conference sessions, featuring top-notch speakers from the world of digital design and web typography. The conference offers attendees a chance to meet developers, gurus, managers, and innovators from all over the world.

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Barcelona Design Week 2019 #Transitions

June 12 - June 19

Barcelona, Spain The Barcelona Design Week will open its doors from 12 to 19 June to celebrate its 14th edition. This will be a new opportunity to live and enjoy an amazing event on design, creativity and innovation in Barcelona; and one of the most important Design Weeks of the international calendar. The BDW is a member of the World Design Weeks Network. A city event, for the city The Barcelona Design Week 2019 will open with a very clear…

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The Value of Good Design at MoMA

June 15

The Value of Good Design, on view at MoMA through June 15, explores the democratizing potential of design, beginning with MoMA's Good Design initiatives from the late 1930s through the 1950s, which championed well-designed, affordable contemporary products. The exhibition features objects from domestic furnishings and appliances to ceramics, glass, electronics, transport design, sporting goods, toys, and graphics. The exhibition also raises questions about what Good Design might mean today, and whether values from mid-century can be translated and redefined for…

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Istanbul Craft Week 2019

June 17 - June 22

Istanbul; It is a source of inspiration for innovative design ideas, a multilayered cultural heritage site that serves as a rich resource for traditional arts, crafts and production styles that still survive, as well as today's new design ideas. Istanbul’s art and craft traditions are kept alive by the city's skilled craftsmen and passed on to new generations. Istanbul is a city of culture and design that hosts many events, festivals and contests in the fields of fashion, crafts, graphics,…

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Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Award

June 19 - July 31

The Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Award will be given as a result of the contest organized by the Association of Painting and Sculpture Museums and Akbank Sanat, to support the developments in contemporary art and to support young artists. The applications will be evaluated by the jury and selected works will be presented to visitors during the exhibition to be held at Akbank Sanat between June 19 - July 31, 2019.  

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June 27 - August 30

Conducting collaborative research since 2012, Maria Andersson and Nancy Atakan study Turkey’s integration of Swedish physical culture practices as part of the modernization efforts in the early 20th century. Investigating the adaptation of gymnastics techniques and folkloric elements, the artists unfold narratives on Selim Sırrı Tarcan, the founder of physical education and the Olympics Committee in Turkey. Programmed by Farah Aksoy from SALT, Forward, March! includes works selected from Andersson and Atakan’s show organized in Gothenburg in 2018 as well…

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