Cultural Agenda

May 13, 2012, Sunday/ 12:44:00


“Van Gogh Alive,” a traveling exhibition that presents the life and works of Vincent van Gogh in a novel digital perspective, is on display at the Antrepo 3 exhibition space in İstanbul’s Karaköy neighborhood until May 15. For more information, see

İstanbul’s Sakıp Sabancı Museum hosts “Where Darkness Meets Light: Rembrandt and His Contemporaries,” an exhibition that explores the Golden Age of Dutch Art, until June 10. The museum is closed on Mondays.

The Pera Museum presents “Goya: Witness of His Time,” a selection of engravings and paintings by the Spanish artist, through July 29. The museum is closed on Mondays.

The İstanbul Modern is currently home to two exhibitions; “After Yesterday,” a selection from the museum’s photography collection; and its permanent exhibition, “New Works, New Horizons.” The museum is closed on Mondays.

Ankara’s Cer Modern museum hosts “Dali,” a selection of Salvador Dali’s well-known works, until May 20.

Cer Modern is also home to “The Art of Escher and His Contemporaries,” an exhibition featuring the work of 20th century Dutch printmaker Maurits Cornelis Escher and printmakers artistically related to him, until Aug. 5. The museum is closed on Mondays.

An exhibition titled “İstanbul Eindhoven-SALTVanAbbe: 68-89,” presenting a selection of works created between 1968 and 1989 by artists from Turkey and the Netherlands, is on display until Aug. 26 at the contemporary art space SALT Beyoğlu in İstanbul. Online:


The 18th İstanbul International Theater Festival runs until June 5, presenting more than 100 performances by 45 theater and dance companies from six countries in 22 venues around the city. For detailed information and the full program, see

Ankara’s 15th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival is presenting 115 films from 41 countries in its 2012 edition, which runs until May 17 at Kızılırmak Cinema and Goethe-Institut Ankara. For more information and the full program, see

The 3rd Antalya International Theater Festival will open on May 14 and run until May 25, presenting theater and dance productions by companies from eight countries at the Haşim İşcan Cultural Center. The full festival program is available online at

The 11th annual Mersin International Music Festival continues until May 18 in this southern Turkish province, featuring a total of 22 performances. For more information, see


The İstanbul State Opera and Ballet will present a concert performance of Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem” and Battista Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” on Tuesday at 8 p.m. and the ballet “Hürrem Sultan” on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Süreyya Opera House in Kadıköy.

The Ankara State Opera and Ballet will stage the Turkish ballet “Murad V,” on Monday and Thursday; a modern dance rendition of “Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Tuesday, and the Wagner opera “Tannhäuser” on Wednesday at the Ankara Opera House.

The İzmir State Opera will stage the ballet “Zorba,” based on the famous movie “Zorba the Greek,” on Thursday at 8 p.m. at the İzmir Opera House.


The Pera Museum presents a program of five works for the big-screen in “Goya On Screen” through July 15 on the sidelines of its ongoing exhibition, “Goya: Witness of His Time.” For the full schedule, check

The Goethe-Institut İstanbul’s Thursday Films screening program continues until the end of May, presenting films made in the past three years by German directors. The admission-free screenings are held each Thursday at 7 p.m. at Goethe-Institut İstanbul in Beyoğlu.

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