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1.       JNQ
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 11 Jun 2015 Thu 11:43 am

French artist JR has just completed the latest installment of his Wrinkles of the City series in Istanbul. After taking to the streets of cities as distant as Havana, Shanghai, and LA for his ongoing project, JR left his mark on the ancient Turkish metropolis by installing large-scale portraits of elderly residents on the roofs and walls of 15 different buildings.


The locations can be found here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zXg2eGWm-Q6c.ka-dT_0gdynM

Wrinkles of the city

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2.       JNQ
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 03 Sep 2015 Thu 09:59 pm

If eyes are “windows to the soul,” how do lenses revise our vision of the world around us? What presences are evoked by thousands of human objects, especially materials so tied to essential mechanisms of sight?

sea/see/saw is a temporary kinetic sculpture constructed from 14,000 used eyeglass lenses by artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett. Currently installed on the historic façade of Pera Museum in Istanbul, the sculpture was designed to mirror the dynamic and shimmering surface of the Golden Horn (Bosphorus)


Go see it if you can: http://incandescentcloud.com/2015/07/21/seaseesaw/ 







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3.       JNQ
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 11 Dec 2015 Fri 04:17 pm

This month (december 2015) The exhibition "Bizzat Hallediniz" in Depo (Istanbul) aims to bring forward the historical facts about the events in 1915 which caused Armenians to be severed from the lands they inhabited for thousands of years.


"Bizzat Hallediniz"
2 - 31 December 2015

"Bizzat Hallediniz" is an exhibition prepared by Babil Association that explores one of the greatest catastrophes in history, "deportation" of the Armenians, through archived official documents. It tracks down the major actors of 1915 as well as tracing the ways in which the events actually took place.

The exhibition content is primarily based on the telegrams sent to Ottoman provinces by Talat Pasha, Minister of Interior and the replies received from various districts. "Bizzat Hallediniz" thus makes an archive visible to a wider public; it is brought out by reviewing around 5000 telegrams from the Ottoman Archives of the Prime Minister´s Office which hold official historical documents partly open to researchers. Laws and regulations issued within the context of "deportation", witness accounts, newspapers of the period together with Martial Court verdicts and statements in court records are also sampled and presented in the exhibition in order to give a description of 1915 as accurate as possible.


Depo is located in a former tobacco warehouse (Tütün Deposu) in Tophane, Istanbul. Find the address here.


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