The best burgers in the city
Calorie bombs they might be, but the burger is one of those indulgences we can’t seem to give up, no matter the time of year. Check out our list of the top 10 burgers in the city so you’ll know exactly where to go the next time you get a craving
The 2016 edition of Elgiz Museum’s Terrace Exhibition series features outdoor sculptures by Levent Ayata, Arif Çekderi, Hande Şekerciler and many others.
Commencing on the same day as Euro 2016, this exhibition presents soccer-related images from Magnum Photos’ archives. You’ll find notable photographs ranging from Marilyn Monroe making a kick to Guinean kids laughing heartily as they chase after a ball.
Black Sea guide
The eastern shore of the Black Sea is full of wooden cabins, lush valleys and invigorating highlands where you can enjoy the most eco-friendly vacations in Turkey. Check out our tips on where to stay, eat and visit before you head off on the road
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We take a look at online video game League of Legends before the Turkish Grand Finals on August 13
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This month’s must-see art exhibitions
An artist who’s a familiar figure for Istanbul Biennial visitors, Ahmet Öğüt explores the themes of injustice and resistance via sculpture, installation and video works. We recommend visiting before the month’s end to see Öğüt’s installation While Others Attack before it’s replaced in September with the two-channel animation United, which will be screened concurrently at the 11th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea and on the YAMA screen atop The Marmara Pera Hotel in Istanbul.
Drawings from Sainte Anne
Our setting is the Sainte-Anne Psychiatric Hospital in Paris in the ’50s. A familiar face roams the courtyard, gardens and dormitory, always with a pencil or a blue pen in his hand. He starts off drawing rooms and buildings on crumpled pieces of paper, later favoring human figures and portraits. If we’ve managed to pique your interest, you can see these drawings at the Operation Room this month. Curated by Ilgın Deniz Akseloğlu, the exhibition showcases 43 drawings of painter Fikret Muallâ Saygı, who periodically spent time in the psychiatric hospital in France. Of these drawings, 32 are originals from the personal collections of Ferit Edgü and Metin Deniz. Despite all of the pain, fear and traumas he endured, Fikret Muallâ was an artist who valued his craft above all else. Whether you’re familiar with the artist or not, this is one of the month’s can’t-miss shows. WHAT IS IT… An exhibition featuring the works of legendary Turkish painter Fikret Muallâ. WHY GO… To see the drawings Muallâ created more than half a century ago.
Not All That Falls Has Wings
This multidisciplinary show focuses on concepts like the equilibrium between rising and falling as well as the permanence of downfall via installations, paintings, video and film works. Our guides along this path include Bas Jan Ader, Phyllida Barlow and Cyprien Gaillard.
This month's must-see gigs in Istanbul
Suma Beach parties
On Aug 6, Jackmaster takes over the DJ booth with a techno-infused set. For those who may not be familiar with Jackmaster, he was voted number five in the Resident Advisor poll of the top DJs in 2015. Other performances this month include Crosstown Rebels founder Damian Lazarus and Ukrainian DJ Nastia (who often elicits comparisons to Nina Kraviz) on Aug 20. Then, on Aug 27, Tel Avivian DJ Maayan Nidam gets the crowd dancing with the tracks that made her a fixture on the international electronic music scene. To see the full program (as well as any surprise DJ performances that may come up), check out facebook.com/SumaBeach.