Cool Again: Istanbul

SPEARHEADING APPEARANCES BY ARTISTS LIKE TILDA SWINTON, KIRSTEN DUNST AND HANIF KUREISHI FOR TWO YEARS NOW, ISTANCOOL IS TAKING PLACE THIS YEAR UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CULTURE.

In its third year, the Istanbul International Festival of Culture is bringing leading names in the world of art and culture to Istanbul for a series of panel discussions, concerts, exhibitions and other events. In line with Istanbul’s cultural diversity, numerous designers, directors, writers, in short, scores of artists from different areas of artistic production from different cultures around the world, are meeting again in the city.

Among the luminaries expected this year are Academy Award-winning actor Willem Dafoe, Mario Sorrenti, one of the world’s most famous fashion photographers, and American artist Nate Lowman.

Demet Müftüoğlu, co-founder of the festival, with organization by ISTANBUL’74, and curator Alphan Eşeli are putting together an event that is sure to enhance the image and brand awareness of Istanbul internationally.

WHO HAS COME AND GONE
Some globally recognized guests of the Istanbul International Festival of Art and Culture since 2010:
Courtney Love
Müzisyen ve Oyuncu
Musician and Actor
Michael Stipe
R.E.M. grubunun solisti
R.E.M. band soloist
Sophie Calle
Fransız yazar, fotoğrafçı ve sanatçı / French writer, artist and photographer
Michael Nyman
Oscar ödüllü besteci
Academy Award-winning composer
Stephen Freaers
İki kez Oscar adayı olmuş yönetmen
Two-time Oscar-nominated director
Zaha Hadid
Mimar / Architect

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