The Istanbul Center of Design and the Ensar Foundation are working with the Istanbul municipality of Ümraniye to host the first ever symposium of Islamic Arts and Geometric Patterns. It has recently commenced in the Nikah Palace of Ümraniye.
When it’s spring again, I’ll bring again, tulips from Amsterdam.” So go the words of the tune immortalised by the entertainer Max Bygraves in the late 1950s. And there is truth in the lyrics, of course.
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Istanbul’s contemporary art scene is enjoying a moment, thanks to a rash of art fairs, dozens of exhibition spaces funded by the corporate sector and private investors and new-found recognition for Turkish artists overseas.
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