Cappadocia: Turkey’s Stunning Nature, Culture Landscape

Turkey’s central Cappadocia region takes its visitors on a journey through stunning landscapes rich with treasures both natural and cultural.

There is evidence of human life dating back 5,000 years in Goreme National Park — the jewel of Cappadocia — and as of the third century A.D. it became a shelter for people living in its networks of natural cave formations or carved out of the soft rock. Continue reading Cappadocia: Turkey’s Stunning Nature, Culture Landscape

RAAAF’s ‘Hidden Worlds’ Fire Installation Illuminates an Ancient Turkish Landscape

titled ‘hidden worlds’, RAAAF’s installation literally and figuratively reflects the worlds beneath cappadocia’s volcanic landscape. despite being used for millennia, the caves in the valley of ortahisar were abandoned only 40 years ago. installed within these ancient voids, a series of flames transform the site by simulating a human presence. once the sun goes down, the focus shifts from the volcanic landscape to the oppressed ancient cultures that once hid in these valleys.

the project, which forms part of the cappadox contemporary art festival, was curated by fulya erdemci and supported by the mondriaan fund for visual arts. Read More via DesignBoom.

Istanbul’s Leading Contemporary Art Space Reopens in a Very Different Turkey

The inaugural exhibition in SALT Beyoğlu’s revamped space, which was shuttered in 2016, features works by the Turkish artists Aydan Murtezaoğlu and Bülent Şangar. Continue reading Istanbul’s Leading Contemporary Art Space Reopens in a Very Different Turkey