C.I.P Cultural Interactions Point has been established by travel specialist and travel writer Serif Yenen, to create a platform for visitors of Istanbul to get to know and understand the Turkish culture by cross-cultural interactions.
Visitors of Istanbul can immerse into the Turkish local culture with workshops, lectures, courses, presentations and interactions offered at the C.I.P.
If you are looking for authentic alternative experiences in Istanbul, check out the activities at the C.I.P, choose the one that interests you the most, you will be able to go beyond the ordinary and become true travelers. You may well be choosing a once-in-a-lifetime experience, which you will never forget or discover the artist within.
The Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre is a contemporary amphitheatre located at Harbiye neighborhood of Şişli district in Istanbul, Turkey. It is situated across from the Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center, and behind the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus on the European side of the city.As the city's most popular summertime outdoor venue, the theatre primarily hosts music concerts in various genres of local and international performers. It also hosts cultural activities for several festivals held in Istanbul in the summer.HistoryThe construction of the open-air theatre was proposed by French urban planner Henri Prost (1874–1959), who developed a project for Istanbul in the 1930s. Designed by Turkish architects Nihad Yücel and Nahid Uysal, the groundbreaking took place in July 1946, in the office time of Lütfi Kırdar (1887-1961), governor and mayor of Istanbul.The amphitheatre was opened on August 9, 1947 with a ceremony. However, it took its final form after German stage director Carl Ebert (1887–1980), then head of Ankara State Conservatory, made modifications in the architectural design of the stage area. Remedy of all the deficiencies completed in the 1950s only. The construction cost 900,000 at the end.
Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art Distance: 0.6 miTourist Information Meclis-i Mebusan Cad., Liman İşletmeleri Sahası, Antrepo No: 4, 34433, Karaköy Istanbul, Turkey 34433 +90 212 334 73 00
Türkiye’de modern ve çağdaş sanata ayrılmış ilk özel müze olan İstanbul Modern, 2004 yılında, modern sanatın toplum içinde daha yaygınlaşmasını desteklemek amacıyla kuruldu. İstanbul Boğazı kıyısında yer alan müze, çok kısa sürede her yaştan, her kesimden geniş kitlelerin paylaştığı, gündelik yaşamla kültürün buluştuğu çokyönlü bir kültür merkezine dönüştü.
İstanbul Modern’de, sürekli ve süreli sergi salonları, fotoğraf galerisi, yeni medya alanı, video bölümünün yanı sıra sanatla ilgilenen herkese yönelik kütüphane, dünya sinema tarihinin başyapıtları, yeni filmler, çeşitli ülke ve Türk sinemalarından örnekler ve belgesellerin sunulduğu sinema, sanatla tasarımın buluştuğu çok çeşitli hediyelik eşyaları içeren mağaza ile Boğaz’ın ve tarihî yarımadanın eşsiz manzarasına sahip olan kafe ve restoran yer alıyor.
Müzemiz, insanları birlikte yaratmaya, üretmeye çağıran kültürel bir katılım ve sosyal buluşma mekânı... Farklı programları kapsayan eğitim programları, özellikle çocuk ve gençlere sanatı sevdirmeyi ve etkin biçimde sanata katılımlarını sağlamayı hedefliyor.
İstanbul Modern’de ziyaretçiler görsel ve sanatsal eserlerle oluşturulan çeşitli öykülerle hem Türkiye’nin bugününü ve geleceğini izliyor hem de çağdaş sanatın uluslararası seçkin sanatçılarını bir arada görme olanağı buluyor.
Müzemiz bir etkileşim noktası olarak Türk ve Batı sanatı arasındaki yaratıcı alışverişi güçlendirirken, geçmişi ve geleceği ile ülkemizin sanatsal ve kültürel birikimini dünyaya sunuyor.
Turkey’s first privately-owned museum devoted to the modern and contemporary arts, İstanbul Modern was founded in 2004 with the aim of fostering an appreciation for art among the general public. Located on the European shore of the Bosphorus, the museum quickly became a multidimensional center in which people of every age and description come together to make culture a part of their everyday lives.
In addition to permanent and temporary exhibition halls, a photography gallery, a new media space, and a video section, İstanbul Modern also has an extensive art library; a cinema in which masterworks from the history of filmmaking, new productions, and examples of films and documentaries by Turkish and other countries’ artists are shown; a museum shop which offers a wide selection of items that blend art and design; and a cafe and restaurant with an unrivalled view of the Bosphorus and the Historical Peninsula.
Our museum is a cultural and social meeting place that calls on people to come and create and to engage in artistic endeavors of their own. Education is an important part of İstanbul Modern’s mission and many different programs and activities are organized to promote a love of art among everyone –especially children and young people– and encourage them to actively take part.
Through activities that are specially designed to simultaneously appeal on several different levels, visitors at İstanbul Modern can witness the past and present of art in Turkey while catching glimpses of its future through interaction with distinguished national and international practitioners of contemporary art.
As a center of attraction, İstanbul Modern strengthens the creative exchange among Turkish and international artists while also serving as a showcase displaying Turkey’s artistic and cultural accomplishments for the whole world to see.
CDA-Projects is situated in the contemporary art district of Istanbul on the busy Istiklal street. It opened its doors in the prestigious Misir Apartments Building in 2009 and has been focusing on Turkey's contemporary art scene ever since. CDA-Projects' mission has been to provide a platform both for established and emerging artists who work on paintings, sculpture, photography, installation, video and new media. Its goal is to make their art accessible to an ever widening audience. Rather than being a solely profit-oriented gallery, CDA-Projects runs artist-led programs and organizes exhibitions with independent curators.
THE WORKS, ''OBJECTS OF DESIRE'' is a slightly deranged antique and flea market-find shop run by veteran collector and ultra-colorful Cihangir art-world personality A. Karaca Borar. (You may recall his father was a famous violinist, and his mother the poet Sevim Burak.)
He describes the place as carrying "tin boxes to old washing machines to kitsch objects and '30s erotic postcards" and warns that he behaves like Basil Fawlty of Fawlty Towers -- but a browser may just as well find himself serenaded by opera music, plied with a glass of wine, and sent home with a vintage designer handbag for a tenth of the original price.
Kitsch objects, 70's and 60's and also streamline aand bacalite and some enamel to boot..
Or maybe some ertica from 60's if not mabe old surgical instruments..For fun maybe an old fairground piece like a bumping car!
Gay stuff of 60's, straight materails of kitchen and more, many more...
İstanbul Fotoğraf Galerisi / The Photographers' Gallery İstanbul Distance: 0.4 miTourist Information Katip Mustafa Çelebi Mah. Tel Sok. N:8/2 Beyoglu, Turkey 05309527973