Monday, May 9, 2011


I'm excited to announced that the 2011 Instancool schedule has been released!

After the great success of Istancool 2010 (which celebrated Istanbul's status as the 2010 European Capital of Culture), the global brand Liberatum in association with Istanbul'74 and AnOther Magazine will host the second edition of the prestigious art, design, fashion, film, music, literature and architecture festival from May 27 through 29.  Festival founder and artistic director Pablo Ganguli is again collaborating this year with Demet Maftuoglu who is creative head of the festival.

The festival, which features leading cultural personalities from Turkey and other parts of the world, offers a fascinating and unique cultural experience that brings together some of the world's most talented artists to Instanbul.  I am honored to be a part of the festivities this year. 

Please visit the website for more information.


Friday 27 May 2011
Vakko Cultural and Fashion Centre

1pm - Cinema in the Age of Marketing
Marco Mueller, Kirsten Dunst and Nurgul Yesilcay
What does Contemporary Cinema Tell Us About The World Today

2pm Murathan Mungan interviewed by Muammer Brav

3pm Io Sono L'Amore - Film Screening

3pm Haider Ackermann Worksho

5pm Q&A - Tilda Swinton and Luca Guadagnino with Serra Yilmaz

Saturday 28 May 2011
Pera Museum

1pm Culture of The Young
Dan Colen and Ryan McGinley
Street Art and Its Effect on Counter Culture

2pm  Collapse Into Now
Michael Stipe, Sophie Calle, Sam Taylor-Wood. Chaired by Jefferson Hack
Michael Stipe presents his 'Collapse Into Now' film project - A series of short films made by artists including Sam Taylor Wood and Sophie Calle to accompany each of the songs on R.E.M.'s most recent album.

3pm Fables of Turkey
Murat Daltaban and Hakan Gunday
The Impact of Turkish Literature on Theatre

4pm The English Director
Sam Taylor-Wood presents Play by Samuel Beckett. Directed by Anthony Minghella

Sunday 29 May 2011
Istanbul Modern Museum

1pm Sophie's World
A Talk with Sophie Calle

2pm Love and Revolt
Reha Erdem with Firat Yucel
The Cinema of Reha Erdem

3pm Artists Vs Brands
Courtney Love
The Artist as A Brand

4pm Tuncer Kurtiz - A Special Presentation

5pm Voices of Hope
Amnesty International - Readings

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! So exciting. Loved Swinton and McGinley for Pringle. Loved Tisci and Love for Givenchy. And have always loved Love and Stipe in life. Can't wait to see what these new collaborations have to offer!