Original paintings, handmade prints, replicas and silver jewellery.The art and design of Ned Pamphilon, Taner Alakuş, Meral Saatçi and other artists. Welcome to İstanbul1881.
İstanbul has been the centre of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and today is the cultural capital of the secular Republic of Turkey.“Like humanity itself, Istanbul is young yet old, vibrant yet decaying, traditional yet unconventional.
There are few cities in the world that reflect the untethered human spirit, as does this one.These contrasts make Istanbul alive and fascinating and are embodied by her people. Sometimes it can feel impossible to do anything here, yet anything can seem possible in Istanbul.” said Ned Pamphilon in 1997. Location, location, location. İstanbul and Turkey provide a geo-political centre in today’s world. A healthy Turkey can support a healthy wider world. 1881 is the birth year of the founder of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Atatürk said about art: “A nation, when deprived of art and artists, cannot have a complete life.”Atatürk bequeathed Turkey’s independence day to children along with a wonderful, international, simple, profound an direct message: Yurtta Barış Dünyada Barış - Peace At Home Peace In The World I guess it is debatable which of our nations actually adheres to this message, but it remains one to aspire to.
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