May 21, 2011

Turkish-Style Design Exhibition Opens in Istanbul

Mint liquor next to a cup of Turkish coffee, a piece of lacework draped over a television and milk boiling in a pot are very familiar things to Turkish people. Now they are also among the inspirations for a new exhibition, “Tasarım Alaturka” (Design a la Turkey), which brings together Turkish cultural motifs with objects used in daily life.

Created by young talents from the Rafineri Advertising Agency, the collection – on display in central Istanbul until May 30 – plays with Turkey’s popular artists, cult song lyrics, habits, cultural values and indispensable parts of daily life in a surprising, humorous way.

The exhibition, opened as part of the “Akaretler Art & Design Day,” organized in the Akaretler Sıraevler in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district with the support of Bilgili Holding, also includes special presentations, videos and installations. It can be visited until May 30 and admission is free of charge.

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