Installation view of Monster Chetwynd’s Hybrid Creatures (Snake, Spider, Bat, Crocodile) at the Istanbul Biennial, 2019.

Monsters, mirrors and ruined mansions – on Büyükada island at the Istanbul Biennial

The decaying grandeur of the island makes for a beautiful setting – but it’s one that vies for attention with the art on view

4 Oct 2019
Inside the Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul.

Church, mosque and museum – the Hagia Sophia could be all things to all people

The status of the Byzantine church turned mosque turned museum shows no sign of being settled – but perhaps it shouldn’t be

4 Apr 2019