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Pride Movies 101

Although we celebrate Pride Month by participating in parades and other festivities, there are some films that cannot be avoided. If you are considering where to start, don't worry, here are the best and most famous LGBTQ+ movies. Call Me By Your Name Timothée Chalamet…

The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch is a Kansas-based weekly newspaper of a small town in France and its authors are a carefully compiled intellectual community. The cinematic universe established in this Wes Anderson masterpiece, which we witness the formation of the last issue of the newspaper, turns…

Different Forms of Expression with Tarık Töre

Tarık Töre, who explores human action in his exhibition titled "Caspar David Friedrich Nietzsche Guevara" in Pilevneli Gallery, intends to contextualize our activities that develop on the axis of emotion, reason and action in his works. During our conversation about his exhibition and his artist…

Emotions > Social Hierarchies 

Part One: The Mountain by Alex Prager puts an emphasis on the universality of emotions by reflecting our unexpected feelings arising from the pandemic. Apart from her latest photograph series, she describes Istanbul as “struck by the ancient feeling in the space”. What inspired you…

Is It Possible To Prevent She Storm?

“Life is really a game of chance and not always fair. Even though it’s a bit pessimistic, we suffer through some disasters and the only thing we can do is to get back up.” Natural Disaster deals with the social storm that every woman is…

Art Scene of Pera

Pera is being considered as the artistic and cultural center of Istanbul. Pera, as a place considered as the heartland of art; it has underwent countless of transformations over the years and is reborn from its ashes each time. There is no doubt that the…

Actor, Musician and Activist: Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed, the multidisciplinary artist, is here with a new short movie. We dive into his 2020 released album 'The Long Goodbye' about discrimination in Britain, and the Oscar-winning short film with the same title that was inspired by the album. The point where we…

The State of Art’s Existence

We are embarking on a journey with Melisa Tapan on a sunny Istanbul day; daylight filtering through the windows of Gate 27, a light breeze, and a harmonious union of green and blue...everything is perfect.  Melisa summarizes the naive spirit of this atmosphere; "What we're trying…