One of the most popular culture and arts events in the city, Contemporary Istanbul celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The fair will take place, as always, at Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC) from November 12th to 15th.
“TOMAK… That’s a hard-hitting artist’s alias resonating like the crisp sound of a slap. The artist, a well-known rebel figure of the Austrian art scene, likes to refer to it as his nom de guerre, perhaps because his work furiously and proudly crusades against the bourgeois codes that dominate the contemporary art world.
Artist Douglas Hale is taking us on a journey into the world of assemblage and mixed media; his works are at once calm and striking; each piece is a window into a world that is eerily familiar. Hale and I had a conversation about his creative process, and how he interprets the relationship between art, music, and the influences of culture.
French artist Julien Nonnon colourized the streets and grey walls of Paris with his URBAN SAFARI project. The works by the artist have been on view at two different places in Paris for two months now.
Leaving behind his band The Virgins, Donald Cumming is in despair about the current state of music. His frankness about the industry, life and people is a result of the discovered pressures of band life, many a nights partying to the internal demon inside him, and then the wake-up call and the realisation that life goes on.