Following up on the posts Beautiful Istanbul from April and the nice interest that it generated, you might be happy to hear about this festival taking place over the week end, smartly called Istancool.
It’s organized by Liberatum, a very dynamic organization based in the U.K. and interested in promoting arts and culture between U.K. based artists and their counterparts around the world. A wonderful concept. The founder Pablo Ganguil explains it all in an interview on NinuNina.
In Istanbul, the festival kick starts tomorrow with an event in honor of architect Zaha Hadid at the Sabanci Museum. From the featured artists to the choices of venues and the long guest list, this cross-disciplinary festival is appealing to everyone with a keen eye for the beautiful. So if you’re in town with the kids, or not, take a look at the schedule. Sadly (or not), I will be on my way to New York tomorrow (the story of my life, or any mother I am sure ie. I wish I could cut myself in 2 to squeeze more in a lifetime!)