12,235 tin soldiers

Article: 12,235 tin soldiers

On display at this year’s Istanbul Art Biennale 2011, an event on par with Venice and São Paulo (or so says The Guardian – someone needs to send me there so I can judge for myself!), is this sensational, politically-charged installation by Kuwaiti artist, Ala Younis. Younis neatly arranged a total of 12,235 toy tin soldiers hand-painted in the military uniforms of Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey…

Murat Germen in Istanbul

Article: Murat Germen in Istanbul

I was in Istanbul last week and on a rather unusual rainy day I ventured to Istanbul Modern. I did not know what to expect from the museum, but was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled upon the work of Murat Germen. The exhibit, called Way, is a series of photographs of cities, people, and they…


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