Detail of a work by Fatoş İrwen in ‘Exceptional Times’

For Kurdish artists in Turkey, simply making work is a political act

Works produced in prison by the artist Fatos Irwen speak to the increasingly repressive climate for Kurds in Turkey

8 Jun 2021
Sultan’s Accession to the Throne Ceremony with Drone (detail; 2018), Halil Altindere.

Miniature painting enters the modern age

For the artists in this exhibition at the Pera Museum, a traditional form turns out to be ripe for reinvention

6 Jan 2021
Installation view of 'Bergama Stereotip' by Cevdet Erek, Arter, Istaanbul, 2019–20.

Stereo sound – echoes of the Pergamon Altar return to Turkey

A sound installation by the Istanbul-based artist Cevdet Erek draws on the complex history of the ancient monument

18 Nov 2020