Our mission is to promote and gain awareness of the local artists in Turkey. We promote talent of all ages, as age to us is simply just a number. With a well established and experienced team of artists we shall strive to build bridges between our senior and younger generation towards a direction for artists to continue their efforts in the contemporary art scene by breaking the rules.
BLOK art space was founded to become a junction for contemporary art projects that needs a “space”. Alongside permanent exhibitions, performances, seminars and events, the space aims to support street projects by being inclusive to its surroundings. It is a contemporary art project space that welcomes interdisciplinary collaborations and works that incorporate techniques formed within contemporary art through science and technology.
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.
En çok ziyaret edilen müzeler arasında yer alan Ayasofya; sanat ve mimarlık tarihi bakımından dünyanın en önde gelen anıtlardan biri olup, dünyanın 8. harikası olarak gösterilmektedir. Bugünkü Ayasofya aynı yerde fakat öncekilerinden farklı bir mimari anlayışla yapılmış olan üçüncü yapıdır. Bu yapı, İmparator Justinianos tarafından (527-565) dönemin iki önemli Mimarı olan Tralles'li (Aydın) Anthemios ile Miletos'lu (Balat) İsidoros'a yaptırılmıştır. 916 yıl kilise olan yapı, 1453 Yılında Fatih Sultan Mehmed tarafından İstanbul'un fethiyle camiye çevrilerek, 482 yıl cami olarak kullanılmıştır. Atatürk'ün emri ve Bakanlar Kurulu'nun Kararı ile 1935 yılında Ayasofya müze olarak kapılarını ziyarete açmıştır.
Hagia Sophia is the one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture. The current Hagia Sophia is the third construction, done in a different architectural style, even though it occupies the same location as the previous two. The original building was constructed by the most important architects of the period (527-565), Anthemios (Tralles) and Isidoros (Miletus), under the order of Emperor Justinianos. It was used as a church for 916 years but, following the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmed, the Hagia Sophia was converted into mosque. Afterwards, it was used as a mosque for 482 years. Under the order of Atatürk and the decision of the Council of Ministers, Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum in 1935.
The Basilica Cistern, is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey. The cistern, located southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.HistoryThe name of this subterranean structure derives from a large public square on the First Hill of Constantinople, the Stoa Basilica, beneath which it was originally constructed. Before being converted to a cistern, a great Basilica stood in its place, built between the 3rd and 4th centuries during the Early Roman Age as a commercial, legal and artistic centre. The basilica was reconstructed by Illus after a fire in 476.Ancient texts indicated that the basilica contained gardens, surrounded by a colonnade and facing the Hagia Sophia. According to ancient historians, Emperor Constantine built a structure that was later rebuilt and enlarged by Emperor Justinian after the Nika riots of 532, which devastated the city.Historical texts claim that 7,000 slaves were involved in the construction of the cistern.The enlarged cistern provided a water filtration system for the Great Palace of Constantinople and other buildings on the First Hill, and continued to provide water to the Topkapi Palace after the Ottoman conquest in 1453 and into modern times.