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Take A Deep Breath w/ Dilara Akbal

The vivid colors and animal figures draw attention to her drawings at first glance and this is exactly what Dilara Akbal wants to do: to bring out the fun character in her. Making Istanbul sympathetic with her drawings, the illustrator, in her own words, loves…

The All-American By All Asian

Andrew Kung, an Asian-American photographer, is introducing us with a context that we are all familiar with. Although the name of the minorities change, their issues remain the same. His two-part photography book is a narrative-esque story, but also an art project. We don’t see…

Disturbing In The Best Way

The first thing that attracts attention in the works of Japanese artist Sawako Kabuki is sexuality. According to the illustrator,art that has a passionate message of wanting to change the world isdefinitely strong. But also it can be meaningless and silly. Shuttles between Tokyo and…

Homosexuality in a Parallel Universe

Although Catalan artist Pepo Moreno's sincere, referenced and naive interpretation attracts attention with its queer aspect, it touches more people by talking about childhood, pain, loneliness and beauty. With his interesting work “This is a gay book”, he caught attention of Coperni and it the…

I <3 Cadde

Bagdat Street, one of the most iconic spots of Istanbul; is also shown among the symbols of the Anatolian side. Blending fashion, art and music with the atmosphere of the city; Bagdat Street or otherwise known as Cadde is a place that makes its regulars…

Dream big and say it loud!

For the ones who don’t know; Carl van der Linde is a traveller who travels most of the year to satisfy the unscratchable itch that globetrotting leaves on his being. “Photography has been the best catalyst for the life I have always desired- I use…

Queer Regards

Ugo Woatzi, a French photographer whose path crosses with Istanbul, Beyoğlu is introducing his interpretation of queer art with the photograph series named Chameleon. As Ugo's photos are the result of his self-discovery journey, his chameleonic photos put an emphasis on the struggles and the beautiful…

Uncovering The Unheeded

An unidentified identity... Dinçer İşgel defines himself with these words and his ultimate wish is to keep being on the road. Identifying even the concept of home in this way, he underlines the needlessness of matter; “I don't feel the need to put myself in…